Who we are
Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal BC Operations is a major presence in British Columbia and has been for over half a century. We operate one of the largest aluminum manufacturing complexes in the province contributing more than $250 million to the economy of B.C.
Our aluminum smelter is located alongside a deep-water port immediately south of the community of Kitimat. Our annual rated production capacity of 282,000 tonnes consists of value-added primary aluminum products that are shipped primarily to Pacific Rim markets.
Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal BC Operations is led by an experienced and diverse operations team.
Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal BC Operations recognizes that the long-term prosperity and growth of Kitimat, and throughout our operating region, depends on economic diversification. Fortunately, northwestern B.C. is attracting growing interest from proponents of other large-scale potential projects, and in fields ranging from transportation to mining to power generation. We are committed to playing a participating role in the economic diversification and development in the Kitimat region and in our operating areas.