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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.


New Farms Manager Appointed at Jahama Highland Estates

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Bothy closures

Jahama Highland Estates support the position of the Mountain Bothies Association in relation to the shutting of all bothies across Scotland in relation to…

Scotland’s longest zipwire receives planning approval in boost to local tourism

A proposed zipwire attraction designed to boost local tourism on land owned by JAHAMA Highland Estates in Kinlochleven has received planning approval from the…

The Highlands Could Become Home to the Longest Zip-wire Attraction in Scotland

Dozens of jobs are to be created in Lochaber as plans for an elaborate zip-wire attraction is unveiled. The sky-high attraction will be located…