Jamalco is a joint venture between Noble Group and Clarendon Alumina Production (CAP) with a focus on bauxite mining and alumina production. The company started as a bauxite mining venture by Alcoa in 1959 and exported its first shipment of bauxite in 1963. The company began alumina production at a new refinery in Halse Hall Clarendon in 1972 with a production capacity of 500,000 metric tonnes per year (mtpy), which it exported from its port facility at Rocky Point.
The refinery’s capacity was upgraded to 1 million mtpy in 1999 and then to1.25 million mtpy in 2003. The completion of a further upgrade in March 2007 lifted the production capacity of the refinery to 1.425 million metric tonnes per year.
Jamalco is committed to being “The Best Alumina Producer”
This means that Jamalco will relentlessly pursue continual improvement to: