Portland Smelter Workers Offered More Leave

Portland Smelter Workers Offered More Leave

The future of Alcoa’s smelter in Portland, Australia continues to remain uncertain after the firm offered additional annual leave. The smelter has been operating at one-quarter capacity, was damaged last month after a brief loss of power allowed aluminium to solidify along...


AWAC Inks First Major Bauxite Supply Agreement with Third-Party Buyer

Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday that its joint venture Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) has obtained its first significant supply contract with a third party. AWAC has agreed to supply 400 thousand bone dry metric tons (400 million kilograms with zero percent moisture content) from its Huntly mine in Western Australia. Alcoa did not identify […]

Rio Tinto Awards US$120 MM in Contracts for New Facilities at Amrun

Rio Tinto is preparing to step up production at its gargantuan bauxite project in Queensland, Australia. The Australian construction firm Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd announced on Monday that it had been awarded two significant contracts at Amrun for projects involving a new processing facility at the site. Civmec’s press release indicated that it […]

Workers at Portland Smelter Asked to Take Leave While Potline is Repaired

Workers at Alcoa’s Portland smelter have been asked to take unscheduled leave over the holidays in an effort at reducing costs for the financially-troubled plant. Australian Workers Union Victorian secretary Ben Davis told local media late last week that such a request had been made of its membership so as to help free up the […]