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Aluminium Bahrain To Use EtaPRO Technology To Boost Power Stations’ Performance

Aluminium Bahrain To Use EtaPRO Technology To Boost Power Stations’ Performance

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced last week that it has chosen to work with EtaPRO LLC to enhance the thermal performance of its various aluminium production plants. Alba will use the EtaPRO system to establish a digital dashboard that measures the plant’s...

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Norsk Hydro Restarts Albras Liquid Aluminium Potline After February Power Outage

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA has restarted operations at Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A. aluminium smelting plant in Brazil. The plant briefly closed about 75 percent of its production due to a power outage in the region in mid-February. Three of the plant’s four total potlines remained in production throughout the power outage. However, Line […]

Rio Tinto Takes Full Control Of Queensland Alumina Refinery From UC Rusal

Anglo-Australian metals mining giant Rio Tinto Group has taken full control of the Queensland alumina refinery it shares with Russian aluminium titan UC Rusal, boxing out the embattled firm that is already suffering due to sanctions imposed upon Russian businesses in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. According to an emailed statement, Rio […]

Guinean Government Seeks Bauxite Miners’ Plans For Domestic Alumina Refineries

The Guinean government last week asked companies operating bauxite mining operations to present plans for refining alumina within its borders by May of this year. The interim government that took power via coup in September has opted to take a harder line against foreign corporations mining in Guinea, reversing the previous government’s friendly attitude to […]

ASI Certifies World’s Longest-Running Aluminium Plant Under Sustainable Production Standard

Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced this week the provisional certification of Alcoa’s Massena smelter, which is the longest continuously-operating aluminium facility on Earth, under its Performance Standard for sustainable aluminium production. Alcoa’s Massena plant has been in operation since 1902 and is fueled by hydropower. The plant has a nameplate capacity of about 360 […]