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JAHAMA Highland Estates is a collection of over 114,000 acres located around Fort William, Kinlochleven and Laggan in the west Highlands of Scotland. The land is made up of some of the most stunning scenery in Europe and surrounds Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. The estates provide the catchment area for the water supply to the hydropower stations at Fort William and Kinlochleven.

In 2016, GFG Alliance, an international grouping of businesses combining renewable energy generation, recycling, metal manufacturing, engineering, mining and banking, acquired the aluminium smelter in Lochaber and, with that, the surrounding estates of Glenshero, Killiechonate and Mamore – now collectively known as JAHAMA Highland Estates.

GFG Alliance comprises Liberty House Group which owns and operates the smelter, 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.

SIMEC, an energy and natural resources business focussed on sustainable power, owns and operates the two hydro plants in Lochaber and Kinlochleven as part of its growing portfolio of renewable power assets in the UK. This combination of renewable energy sources makes the facility one of the greenest metal production plants in the country.

In addition to serving the international market with semi-finished aluminium, Liberty is investing to upgrade the smelter and add value through the development of downstream manufacturing based on the liquid aluminium produced on site. The Group is 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.

JAHAMA Highland Estates is responsible for managing the land surrounding the smelter and hydropower plants and is working to combine traditional rural activities with sustainable industrial activities, while also engaging closely with local communities.

Maintaining the estates is of vital importance; the work carried out on our land is fundamental to our overall GREENSTEEL and GREENALUMINIUM strategies to drive the company forward.

News

Creagan Breaca Planting Scheme on Glenshero Estate

As part of our forestry activities across the estates, we are continuing our woodland expansion with the Creagan Breaca planting scheme on Glenshero Estate….

New Book Sheds Light on Historic Lochaber Estates

The long-anticipated launch of Richard Sidgwick’s book ‘Clanship to Capitalism: a history of the Estates of Lochaber from 1745’ last Thursday, 29th November. Invited…

SIMEC to Upgrade Key Highland Hydro Plant Thanks to Scottish Government Ruling

SIMEC investment to bring more than 40% more clean power boost for local Scottish industry SIMEC, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance, has welcomed…

SIMEC Submits Planning Application for Glenshero Wind Farm

SIMEC, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance, has formally applied to build a £158m Highland wind farm at Glenshero, following a year of environmental…

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