Since 1969, Alcoa has operated an open-cut brown
coal mine and a power station in Anglesea that provides 41%
of the electricity required to operate our Point Henry smelter
For several weeks now, the Alcoa Anglesea Power
Station has been preparing for major maintenance and cleaning
works that are occurring on site throughout April. The power
station will come off line on 1 April.Known as the outage,
these works are part of our standard operations and are scheduled
to occur every four years.
During this time we employ over 300 additional
contractors to join our 110 permanent employees on site. Work
will occur on site in shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a
With works occurring 24 hours a day, there will
be additional noise coming from our site, however, we have
tried to minimise loud work occurring after hours. You may
also notice additional traffic on the roads to and from our
site, particularly on the Great Ocean Road and Coalmine Road
near the Tip site.
Similarly, approximately 100 contract staff
will live in Anglesea for the duration of the work and will
use the towns restaurants and facilities.
If you would like to talk to a staff member
about our outage, please contact:
- Anthea Daley, Community Relations Officer (7:30am
ph: 5263 4249
- Control Room Officers (4:30pm 7:30am),
ph: 5263 4293.
Phil Cooke Alcoa AngleseaPower Station