About Modernization

The Kitimat Modernization Project (KMP) is a multi-billion dollar project for the modernization of the 60 year-old Kitimat smelter. It is one of the largest private construction projects in British Columbia’s history. KMP will increase the smelter’s current production capacity by 48 per cent to approximately 420,000 tonnes per year.

AP Technology

Offering world-class environmental, health and safety improvements, AP Technology is the aluminium industry’s cleanest technology with the lowest cost.

Modernization and the environment

Health, safety and environment (HSE) are our first priority. By modernizing Rio Tinto’s Kitimat smelter, overall emissions will be reduced by nearly 50 per cent. That’s good news for our employees, their families, and our community.