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Difficult Aluminium Market Leads To Bottom-Line Struggles For Alba In Q1

Difficult Aluminium Market Leads To Bottom-Line Struggles For Alba In Q1

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. released results for the year’s opening quarter earlier this week. Lower LME prices teamed up with higher alumina prices to squeeze the firm’s bottom line over the year’s first three months. In the year’s first quarter Alba reported a...

Events

Guinea President Alpha Conde Assumes Oversight Of State Mining Company

Guinean’s president Alpha Conde will be taking a more active role in the country’s bauxite industry with the assumption of oversight duties of the national mining firm by his office announced on Friday. Per an announcement read on state-owned media outlet Radio Television Guineene, Alpha Conde’s office now operates Societe Guinneenne du Patrimoine Minier (Soguipami) […]

Altech Conducts First-Ever Site Visit At HPA Site For Current And Potential Stakeholders

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. hosted a site visit from several of its investors over the weekend to its under-construction high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Johor, Malaysia. Altech managing director Iggy Tan led investors and other stakeholders in the plant’s first-ever tour, detailing the progress the firm has made since beginning Stage 1 construction toward […]

Alba Boosted Aluminium Sales And Production Totals In Q1

In the face of weak aluminium prices at the LME, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. expanded throughput and sales volume through the first quarter of 2019 the firm revealed in an announcement earlier this week. In the year’s opening three months, Alba shipped 257,113 metric tons of product, a rise of 2 percent on the year. Production […]

Hindalco Halts Operations At Jharkand Alumina Refinery After Red Mud Release

The collapse of a red-mud storage area and resulting injuries prompted Hindalco Industries to suspend operations at an alumina plant in Northeast India. Per the firm, the collapse injured four workers, while a fifth contract employee disappeared and is still missing. “There was an incident in the red mud (bauxite residue) storage area connected to […]

EGA Refines First Alumina At Al Taweelah

The first batch of alumina has been produced at Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC’s (EGA) new refinery at Al Taweelah. The US$3.3 billion plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi is the country’s first alumina refinery, which EGA says will set the UAE on the path to becoming a major regional alumina refining country. EGA says […]