Latin America

Norsk Hydro Launches Collaboration With University of São Paulo On Sustainable Uses For Red Mud

Norsk Hydro Launches Collaboration With University of São Paulo On Sustainable Uses For Red Mud

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA signed an agreement last week with the University of São Paulo on a BRL2.2 million (US$41.4 million) project to find more sustainable uses for red mud in the construction industry. The research will be carried out...

Events

Brazilian Group Sues Norsk Hydro Over 2018 Alunorte Spill

Tens of thousands of Brazilian residents have joined in a class-action lawsuit against Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA for allegedly being harmed by a wastewater release in the state of Para three years ago. The suit is being brought on behalf of about 11,000 families of the Cainquiama – the Amazon Association of Mixed […]

Norsk Hydro Inks Duo Of Deals For Renewable Energy Plants In Brazil

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA signed a pair of Memorandums of Understanding aimed at establishing renewal energy operations. This month Hydro signed a MoU with Scatec and Equinor contemplating a 480 MW solar power plant in Brazil. The parties would join to develop the plant, with a portion of its output promised to Hydro […]

Production Resumes At Paragominas Bauxite Mine After Scheduled Repairs

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA said on Friday that it has resumed bauxite extraction activities at its operations in Brazil. With the resumption of mining activities at Mineração Paragominas, the firm said refining at the Alumina do Norte do Brasil refinery has been increased to accommodate the re-started supply pipeline. Hydro initially halted production […]

Ball Completes US$80-Million Buyout Of Tubex Aluminium Aerosol Plant In Brazil

Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced on Monday the completion of its acquisition of Tubex Industria E Comercio de Embalagens Ltda. in Brazil for US$80 million. Per the firm, Tubex is now part of Ball Corporation’s aluminium aerosol packaging division, and will complement its aerosol and slug business in North and South America, Europe, and India. In […]

Guyanese Government Restarts Talks With Rusal Over Access To Aroaima Mine

The Guyana government has begun talks with Russian Federation aluminium giant UC Rusal over re-opening operations along the Berbice River. Two Rusal executives met with ministers of the Guyanese government last week in an effort at resolving the impasse that has restricted Rusal’s use of the waterway since late last year. Bauxite Company of Guyana […]