The Brazil Aluminium smelter is located in São Luís in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. The smelter produces aluminium from alumina supplied by the co-located Alumar alumina refinery.  

South32 holds a 40 per cent share in Brazil Aluminium, with Alcoa Corporation holding the remaining
60 per cent. 

Read more about our bauxite mining and alumina refining operations in Brazil.

Smelter operations

Our share of production from the Brazil Aluminium smelter is powered by 100 per cent cost efficient renewable power and produces standard aluminium ingots for the domestic and export markets. 

The smelter was successfully restarted during FY22 after being on care and maintenance since 2015. Following the restart, first production was achieved in Q4 FY22.

Protecting Klipspruit Wetlands

The conservation of wetlands is an important part of our South African mining projects.

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Reducing emissions

We are using innovative ways to minimise our greenhouses gases at our Illawarra operations.

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Using less energy

At Cerro Matoso, a series of projects has helped us save energy and our reduce emissions.

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Get in touch with Brazil Aluminium

Christian Costa

Christian Costa 

Christian has more than 21 years of experience working with BHP and South32, with roles across finance, commercial and business development in Brazil, Holland, the United States of America, Australia and Colombia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University in the United States.

Brazil Alumar
Av. Eng. Emiliano Macieira
3507 Anjo da Guarda
São Luís MA, 65095-603
+55 21 3094-3350