Our Chalmette, Louisiana plant stands adjacent to what was once the largest aluminum smelter in North America. The Kaiser Chalmette smelter was shut down in the mid 1980s after a rapid increase in the cost of natural gas.
In August 2005, the Chalmette plant was under 4-5 feet of water in the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Thanks to a resourceful repair effort, Chalmette was back on line far earlier than many other local industries.
- Commissioned in 1968 by Kaiser Aluminum
- Located adjacent to Chalmette Refining oil refinery in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
- Product targeted for aluminum smelter anode applications.
- One rotary kiln with 230,000 ton/yr capacity.
- Covered green coke storage for 25,000 tons of raw material.
- Integrated with deepwater Chalmette Terminal for raw material supply and finished product delivery.
- Energy recovery connected to Entergy power grid.
- Power generation capacity is 19 MW.
- Lime scrubbing baghouse for flue gas opacity control.
- Employs ~37 people.
- Hourly workforce represented by United Steelworkers Union.