House of Commons
90th anniversary of Lochaber aluminium smelter
EDM #133
Tabled 03 February 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House warmly congratulates Liberty-GFG Alliance on celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Lochaber aluminium smelter, the UK’s only aluminium smelter, which started production in December 1929; welcomes the fact that former employees joined present day staff to view a number of exhibitions covering the history of the plant and its relationship with the local community as a major employer to this day; commends the fact that the plant has increased its workforce by 26 per cent since the GFG Alliance acquired the facility three years ago and applauds the organisation’s ambitious and attainable commitment to carbon neutrality, demonstrated by the fact the facility has a target of being carbon neutral by 2030; endorses the recent announcement that GFG Alliance has recently become part of the global aluminium enterprise known as ALVANCE aluminium group, which will facilitate implementation and training for new downstream production methods which will benefit staff at the Fort William facility, creating further employment in the future; and wishes all staff and management further success going forward.