ALVANCE Aluminium Dunkerque

The Largest European Smelter


Located in Northern France, the ALVANCE Aluminium Dunkerque plant was founded in 1991. It is the largest primary aluminium smelter in Europe, specialising in the manufacture of aluminium slabs and ingots with over 99% purity, which have a high level of demand across a range of value-added applications in the transport, automotive, aerospace, packaging, building and construction industries.

The site has three major manufacturing areas, which include anode production, electrolysis and foundry.

The anode production section manufactures the anodes used on site during the electrolysis process. Materials used include pitch and coke as well as recycled anodes.

The electrolysis department produces the primary aluminium that is formed into slabs and ingots. The aluminium is produced in two 850-meter-long electrolysis halls, into 264 reduction cells.

The foundry department receives the liquid aluminium from the electrolysis department and casts both slab, using the DC casting method for the rolling industry, or alloys and cast foundry ingot for use in the automotive sector.

284kt tonnes of annual smelting capacity

450MW of power used

65Ha site

The largest European Smelter

Can we help? Castings production tradition dates back to 1951. Long term experience in castings production is currently used for production of demanding grey iron and nodular iron castings for metallurgical and engineering companies in the Czech Republic and abroad. The operation unit includes also a pattern shop and scales treatment center. The unit obtained product certificates from Bureau Veritas for the entire product range and Lloyd's Register for grey iron and nodular iron castings with a piece weight up to 15 000 kg.

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