New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited
(Tiwai Point, Southland, New Zealand)
New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited (NZAS), New Zealand's only aluminium smelter, is located on Tiwai Peninsula, across the harbour from Bluff in the province of Southland.
Annual production of aluminium totals around 350,000 tonnes, consisting of billet, rolling block, foundry ingot, high purity ingot and standard purity ingot. At 99.98 per cent purity, NZAS produces some of the purest aluminium in the world.
The smelter contributes around 13.5 per cent of Southland's total GDP, equating to NZ$506 million per annum. Export revenue is around NZ$1 billion each year.
NZAS has won major awards for safety, corporate and
NZAS maintains strong relationships in the local community,
including the smelter's largest and longest community partnership, Kakapo Recovery.
Click here to view the NZAS Aluminium 2011 Sustainable Development Report.