Latin America

Glencore To Buy 30 Percent Of Alunorte From Norsk Hydro For US$700 Million

Glencore To Buy 30 Percent Of Alunorte From Norsk Hydro For US$700 Million

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced this week that it will sell 30 percent of Alunorte alumina refinery and 5 percent of MRN bauxite mine to Swiss miner Glencore plc. Per Glencore, the consideration on the sale should be in the...


Brazil To Enact Import Duties On Aluminium Sheet Imports From China

The Brazilian government has become the next jurisdiction to impose trade sanctions on imports of aluminium from sellers in the People’s Republic of China. According to an announcement from China’s Ministry of Commerce late last week, the Brazilian government will begin to impose countervailing duties at the end of March on aluminium sheet products exported […]

Alcoa Opens New Bauxite Residue Processing Facility In Brazil

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation opened a new processing facility in Brazil earlier this month that utilizes water and land conservation techniques it originally mastered at its operations in Australia. The new Poços de Caldas alumina refinery utilizes press filtration technology to reprocess bauxite residue generated at the plant, saving the plant from the necessity […]

Hydro Begins New Bauxite Mining Front At Paragominas With BRL590 MM Capital Investment

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced a planned BRL590 million (US$110.7 million) investment in its Miltônia 5 (M5) project at Paragominas bauxite mine in Brazil. Noting the significant positive contribution the Paragominas bauxite mine has provided the local community, Hydro says the investment will kick off a new mining front at the mine that […]

ASI Certifies Alcoa’s Poços de Caldas Aluminium Operations

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced last week the certification of Alcoa Corporation’s Poços de Caldas operations in Brazil, bringing Alcoa’s overall number of certified sites to 17. The plant, which began operating in 1965, includes a bauxite mine, alumina refinery, and aluminium casthouse, each of which is now certified under ASI’s Performance Standard. Additionally, […]