Archive for March 2019

Chalco Passes Rusal As World’s Second-Biggest Aluminium Producer

Chalco Passes Rusal As World’s Second-Biggest Aluminium Producer

In a move that places it ahead of now-former second-place firm U.C. Rusal, the People’s Republic of China’s Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) said on Friday that it bumped up total production by 18 percent over the course of last year,...

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State Court Opens Door For Vedanta’s Participation In Nalco’s Alumina Sales

Relief may be on the way for Vedanta’s Jharsuguda unit after the state’s high court ordered National Aluminium Company (Nalco) to permit the firm to participate in a tender for surplus alumina. The suit in question is the latest effort in a campaign by Vedanta to gain access to Nalco’s alumina stream. The private firm […]

Uniprom Announces €26 Million In Upgrades To Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica

A substantial renovation at Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica (KAP) may be in the near future, as the plant’s owner announced a €26-million project to overhaul and upgrade the site’s refining equipment. Industry media reported on Tuesday that Uniprom plans to install an €11-million silumin production unit on site, featuring a production capacity of 30 thousand metric […]

Alunorte Embargo Winding Through Brazilian Courts

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA updated its investors on the situation at its Brazilian aluminium refinery Alunorte, noting that progress had been made both on the judicial front and with state environmental regulators. Hydro said Monday that it has reached an agreement with the Ministério Público to engage outside consultants to determine whether the […]

Rio Tinto Confirms Restart At Weipa After Passage Of Tropical Cyclone Trevor

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group said yesterday that operations at Weipa are back to normal after a brief closure as Tropical Cyclone Trevor whipped through the Queensland area over the weekend. Operations at the bauxite mine were closed last Wednesday in anticipation of the event. “Rio Tinto Weipa Operations have returned to normal activities […]

EU Regulators Launch Anti-Trust Investigation Into Novelis’ Purchase Of Aleris

Anti-trust regulators in the European Union said yesterday that they had opened an investigation into the proposed US$2.6 billion purchase of Atlanta’s rolled-aluminium firm Aleris by rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. In comments made by Europe’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, the regulators’ intent was to ensure competitiveness in the value-added aluminium market. “Our […]