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Increase Amperage (Current Creep), Sebree Works – Rio Tinto Alcan

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Location Sebree, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Year of realization 2010-2011
Project value USD 37 Million


Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) is a global leader in the aluminum business and is one of the world’s largest producers of bauxite, alumina, and aluminum. RTA is one of five production groups operated by Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group.

The Sebree Current Creep Project increased the smelter’s production capacity by 12% to reach a constant minimum of 195kA and reaching 205kA from originally 132kA, using the most cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly techniques. In its Sustaining Competitive Edge program, RTA Sebree works authorized four main improvement elements: the ABF rebuild, the improvement of the rodding shop, the anode production increase, and the current Creep project.


  • Provided project management
  • Provided project control services
  • Provided anode depletion and new stock management and integration
  • Provided vendor management and technology implementation
  • Provided risk analysis support
  • Provided commissioning plan and execution control
  • Provided shutdown management
  • Provided training integration.