Business

Production Cut By 30% At Kwinana Alumina Refinery Due To Natural Gas Shortage

Production Cut By 30% At Kwinana Alumina Refinery Due To Natural Gas Shortage

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation said this week that it plans to cut production at its joint venture alumina refinery in Kwinana, Western Australia, by about 30 percent due to a natural gas shortage. Alcoa said in a statement that one of...

Events

Hindalco Joins Aluminium Stewardship Institute As Production And Transformation Member

Indian aluminium producer Hindalco Industries Limited joined The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) last month as a new production and transformation member. Hindalco is the flagship company of Aditya Birla Group. The firm operates an integrated alumina refinery and aluminium smelter in Renukoot, India that has a nameplate aluminium production total of 420 thousand metric tons […]

Norsk Hydro Secures US$210 MM Loan To Support Brazil Solar Power Plant

Norway’s aluminium titan Norsk Hydro ASA said this week that its subsidiary Hydro Rein’s joint venture with Atlas Renewable Energy for the development of the Boa Sorte Solar plant secured a loan indexed to the US dollar from Brazil’s development bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES). This loan is the first one […]

Indian Trade Body Says End To Bauxite Export Tariff Has Major Benefits

Trade body Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) petitioned the Indian government this week to end the export tax on bauxite ore, noting that lifting the tariff would boost bauxite mining and provide much-needed jobs to the Indian economy. In a debate over the proposed budget by the legislature’s finance committee, FIMI said that the […]

Alba Sets Aluminium Production Record Of 1.6 MM Metric Tons In 2022

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) closed out 2022 on a high note by setting a new primary aluminium production record. In 2022, Alba’s smelters produced 1,600,111 metric tons of primary aluminium. Last year’s total surpasses 2021’s total of 1,561,222 metric tons of primary aluminium by 38,889 metric tons. That total is an improvement of 2.5 percent […]