Advisian has world class light metals capability. Our broad project experience and the operating background of our consultants inform our deep understanding of the sector and practical approach to problem solving. We work closely with you to deliver tailored, value adding, global best practice solutions. 

Bauxite and Alumina

Advisian is a global leader in alumina refining process design and optimisation with the most recent relevant know-how and experience in brownfield and greenfield alumina refinery developments. We are the only full-service, independent provider of complete alumina refinery design.  

For existing alumina refineries, Advisian provides the most comprehensive service offering for technical and operational support.  We deliver solutions that unlock value potential whether they involve process optimization, improvements in process design, operational excellence or asset management.

Our services to the bauxite and alumina industry encompass all aspects of modern refinery operations including: 

  • Concept, business case and feasibility studies 
  • Bayer process design and modelling 
  • Project delivery and commissioning 
  • Debottlenecking 
  • Process optimization
  • Refinery global benchmarking
  • Ongoing technical support programs tailored to deliver business improvement 
  • Operational excellence


Advisian is recognized as one of the aluminium smelting industry’s technical strongholds. We have built specialist capabilities and experience by providing operations and maintenance services, plant upgrade projects, and new asset design to customers over many years. Our expertise is evident through our front end studies, major projects, multiple operating alliances and specialist services. Our team’s strong working knowledge of aluminium operating assets, plant layout, and detail design capability has been gained by working on 4,000+ aluminium projects globally. This allows us to offer our customers tailored solutions that mitigate project and performance risks to meet their business objectives

Our extensive range of specialized services to major aluminium smelting plants worldwide, include: 

  • Concept, business case and feasibility studies 
  • Project Management Services 
  • Debottlenecking 
  • Process optimization/Amperage Increase
  • Technology Assessments
  • Ongoing technical support programs tailored to deliver business improvement 
  • Operational excellence
  • Alliance Project Portfolio Management

Across the following plant areas;

  • Reduction
  • Raw materials handling
  • Casthouse
  • Carbon incl. Anode, Rodding, Bakes and Recycling
  • Automation and control systems
  • Switchyard/Power supply systems
  • Busbar and Reduction Cell Technology Development