Latin America

The Venezuela Blackout Spells Doom for its Aluminium Industry

The Venezuela Blackout Spells Doom for its Aluminium Industry

After Venezuela’s energy supply failed on March 8th, the directors of the CVG together with the presidents of each company decided to shut down Venalum and Alcasa. With a joint installed capacity of 600 thousand tons of primary aluminium per year, both...

Events

Full Production At Alunorte On The Horizon: Hydro CEO Brandtzæg

The world’s biggest alumina refinery may soon return to full production, though the process by which the plant achieves it is still uncertain. According to comments made on the sidelines of an industry conference earlier this week by Norsk Hydro ASA’s CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, the return to full operational capacity at Alumina do Norte […]

Brazilian Environmental Agency Approves Use Of New Bauxite Residue Deposit Area At Alunorte

Norsk Hydro ASA is one step closer to resuming full production at the Alunorte alumina refinery after receiving authorization by the Brazilian federal environmental agency late last week. On Thursday the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis, or IBAMA) rescinded the embargo […]