Various upgrades for the Suralco Bauxite Refinery

Our Task

Renovate and upgrade Suralco’s bauxite refinery, dam facilities, bauxite mines and dock areas, without disrupting the daily production of 500 tons of alumina product per day.

Services Involved

  • Heavy industrial civil work
  • Structural, piping
  • Mechanical, and electrical disciplines
  • Dock expansion
  • Hydro-electric turbine overhaul
  • Boiler overhaul
  • Various environmental projects
  • Project employed up to 25 expatriate staff in Suriname, to work alongside as many as 450 locally employed Surinamese
  • This project has maintained a safe record demonstrated by the fact that, 9 million man-hours have been worked without a lost time accident

Client

Suralco

Paranam, Suriname

Alcoa’s presence in Suriname extends back to 1916. The business, now known as Suriname Aluminum Company, L.L.C. (Suralco L.L.C.), originally focused on mining bauxite, an ore from which alumina is extracted and used to make aluminum. In 1958, Suralco signed an agreement with the Suriname government to develop the country’s hydropower and bring the aluminum industry to the country. Today, Suralco produces approximately 3,150 metric tons of alumina each day at its Paranam location.

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