Liberty’s Aluminium division owns and operates the only remaining aluminium smelter in the UK – Liberty British Aluminium. Based at Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the smelting facilities are powered by two neighbouring hydro-electric stations and a complex of on-site bio-diesel units, owned and managed by Liberty’s sister company SIMEC. This combination of renewable energy sources makes the site one of the greenest metal production plants in the country.
In addition to serving the international market with semi-finished aluminium, Liberty is investing £120m to upgrade the smelter and add value through the development of downstream manufacturing based on the liquid aluminium produced on site. The Group is already working on the creation of an adjacent plant to manufacture alloy wheels and a range of other components for the UK and European automotive industry.