Gramercy, LA Calciner

Gramercy, LA Calciner

In 1979 the plant at Gramercy, Louisiana was our first to be retrofitted with a waste-heat recovery boiler. It also boasts the largest of our green coke pads. Visiting Gramercy is of visual interest: the black color of our coke contrasts sharply with the red bauxite and white alumina found at the neighboring Noranda-Gramercy Alumina refinery. Our Gramercy plant is located in the same community which hosts the famous St. James Parish Christmas Eve bonfires.

  • Commissioned in 1972 by Kaiser Aluminum.
  • Plant located adjacent to Noranda-Gramercy Alumina refinery in St. James Parish, Louisiana.
  • Product targeted for aluminum smelter anode applications.
  • One rotary kiln with 230,000 ton/yr capacity.
  • Green coke storage for 150,000 tons of raw material.
  • Integrated with deep-water Gramercy Terminal for raw material supply and final product delivery.
  • Energy recovery by exporting steam to Noranda-Gramercy Alumina refinery.
  • Steam generation capacity is 210,000 pounds per hour.
  • Employs 28 people.
  • Hourly workforce represented by United Steelworkers Union.

Rain CII's network of six calcining facilities across the United States provides for greater flexibility in our continual efforts to meet our customers’ needs. Each plant has an established track record and each is strategically placed to take best advantage of local resources. Our operations provide for direct shipment to terminals with customized CPC blending capabilities.