Boyne Smelters Limited
(Boyne Island, Queensland)
Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) is the largest aluminium smelter in Australia and the southern hemisphere. Located around 20km south of Gladstone at Boyne Island on the Central Queensland coast, BSL produces more than 560,000 tonnes of aluminium per annum.
BSL produces high quality T-bar, ingot and billet, which are primarily used in engineered products for the aerospace, mass transportation, building construction, electricity transmission, wind-power generation, recreation and leisure industries.
BSL has been part of helping the communities of beautiful Boyne Island and Tannum Sands become self-sustaining. During its development in the late 1970s, BSL worked with a number of government bodies to build housing, bridges, government services, a regional shopping complex and other infrastructure.
BSL is in the final stages of an A$685 million upgrade to improve efficiency and reduce emissions, and celebrates its 30th year of operations in 2012.