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The Aluminum Industry in West and Central Africa : Lessons Learned and Prospects for the Future

ABUNDANT HYDRO POWER AGRICULTURE ALUMINA CONTENT ALUMINIUM SMELTER ALUMINUM ALUMINUM INDUSTRY AVAILABILITY AVERAGE TARIFF BANKRUPTCY BAUXITE BIDDING PROCESS BOTTOM QUARTILE BULK SUPPLY CONTRACTS CABLE CAPACITY EXPANSION CAPITAL COSTS CD CENTRAL BANK COAL COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE COMPETITIVENESS CONCESSIONS CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION COST CONSUMERS COST OF CAPITAL COST OF POWER COST RECOVERY DECISION MAKING DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY DEMAND FOR POWER ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ECONOMIC COSTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC INCENTIVE ECONOMIC MODEL ECONOMIES OF SCALE EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT ELECTRIC ENERGY ELECTRIC POWER ELECTRIC UTILITIES ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY PRICES ELECTRICITY TARIFF ELECTRICITY TARIFFS EMISSIONS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION ENERGY COSTS ENERGY MARKETS ENERGY PRICES ENERGY RESOURCES ENERGY SHORTAGES ENERGY SOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT EXCESS DEMAND EXCESS POWER EXCESS SUPPLY EXPORTS EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES FEASIBILITY STUDIES FINANCIAL CRISIS FINANCIAL VIABILITY FISCAL DEFICIT FIXED COSTS FUEL GAS GDP GENERATION CAPACITY GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GOLD GRADE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATE HYDRO POWER HYDRO-POWER HYDROELECTRIC PLANT HYDROELECTRIC POTENTIAL HYDROELECTRIC POWER HYDROPOWER HYDROPOWER GENERATION HYDROPOWER PLANT INCOME INCOME TAXES INCREASE IN CAPACITY INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL FINANCE INVESTMENTS IN ENERGY KILOWATT HOUR LNG LOCAL AUTHORITIES MAINTENANCE COSTS MARGINAL COST MARGINAL COST PRICING MARGINAL COSTS MARGINAL COSTS OF SUPPLY METALS METALS INDUSTRIES MINERALS MINES MINING OPERATIONS MINING POLICY MINING RIGHTS MULTIPLIER EFFECT MULTIPLIER EFFECTS NATURAL GAS NATURAL RESOURCES NONFERROUS METAL INDUSTRIES OIL OIL INDUSTRY OIL PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITY COST OUTSOURCING PIPELINE POLITICAL ECONOMY POWER POWER CAPACITY POWER COMPANIES POWER COMPANY POWER CONSUMPTION POWER CONTRACT POWER CONTRACTS POWER COSTS POWER DEMAND POWER GENERATION POWER GENERATION CAPACITY POWER LINES POWER PLANT POWER PRICES POWER PRICING POWER PRODUCER POWER PROJECT POWER RATES POWER REQUIREMENT POWER SECTOR POWER SHORTAGES POWER STATION POWER SYSTEM PRICE CONTROLS PRICE FLUCTUATIONS PRICE INCREASES PRODUCTION COSTS PUBLIC SECTOR RAIL TRANSPORT RAW MATERIAL RECYCLING REFINING REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCE RENTS RISK PREMIUMS SHARING SILICA SMALL BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SMALL SCALE SMELTER TAX REVENUES TAX SUBSIDIES THERMAL PLANT THERMAL PLANTS THERMAL POWER TOTAL COSTS TRANSMISSION LINES TRANSPORT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORTATION UNDERESTIMATES UTILITIES VOLTAGE WAGES
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa
2014-05-13T20:31:05Z | 2014-05-13T20:31:05Z | 2009-12

The purpose of this working paper is to evaluate the future of the aluminum industry in West and Central Africa, with a focus on aluminum smelting and its relationship with power generation and availability in the regions. The organization of this study is as follows. It continues with an overview of the global aluminum industry, including a description of the production process, current and projected supply and demand, and the most important cost considerations for companies investing in the industry. Chapter two provides a brief history and future prospects for the aluminum sector in West and Central Africa. Chapter three contains an analysis of the viability of the two most important existing smelters in the regions, Valco in Ghana and Alucam in Cameroon, as well as a briefer analysis of Alscon in Nigeria and the potential for other smelters in the regions. In chapter four, the recent experience of the three large aluminum smelters in southeast Africa is reviewed and lessons are extracted for West and Central Africa. Conclusions and recommendations are in chapter five.

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