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Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte Refinery And Paragominas Mine Achieve ASI Certification

Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte Refinery And Paragominas Mine Achieve ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced certification for two more plants under the Norsk Hydro umbrella yesterday, namely the Paragominas bauxite mine and the Alunorte alumina refinery in northern Brazil. The ASI said the two operations passed certification for both its Performance...

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Brazilian Court Weighing Lifting Production Embargoes At Alunorte

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA said on Friday that its alumina subsidiary Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) and the Ministério Público participated in a hearing at the Federal Court in Belem regarding the ongoing production embargoes at the site, with the parties submitting to the court a joint petition to end the […]

Alunorte Embargo Winding Through Brazilian Courts

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA updated its investors on the situation at its Brazilian aluminium refinery Alunorte, noting that progress had been made both on the judicial front and with state environmental regulators. Hydro said Monday that it has reached an agreement with the Ministério Público to engage outside consultants to determine whether the […]

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 sites were already operating at less than 15% of their capacity, due to […]

Labor Dispute With Rusal Tangles Up Bauxite Industry in Guyana

Conciliation talks are set to begin nearly two weeks after UC Rusal partly suspended operations at its bauxite mining site in Guyana. Russia’s largest aluminium producer had halted mining on February 15th amid a pay dispute with some of its 540 employees in the South American country, moving its equipment to a guarded warehouse. The current labor […]