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Alunorte, Norsk Hydro, And Ministerio Publico Federal File Petition To Lift Embargo On New Bauxite Residue Deposit Area

Alunorte, Norsk Hydro, And Ministerio Publico Federal File Petition To Lift Embargo On New Bauxite Residue Deposit Area

Yesterday Norsk Hydro ASA, Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte), and Brazil’s Ministerio Publico Federal together asked the Federal Court in Belem to end the production embargo it placed upon the world’s largest alumina refiner in March of last year. The...

Events

Brazil’s Primary Aluminium Production Off By 19.7 Percent In April

Numbers released by Brazil’s aluminium trade association Associação Brasileira do Alumínio (Abal) showed a steep fall-off in production for the month of April, dropping by almost 20 percent on the year. Per Abal, the South American country churned out 48,400 metric tons in the year’s fourth month, off by 3.6 percent from February’s total of […]

Albras To Resume Full Production By Year’s End

Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A.’s (Albras) board of directors determined on Tuesday that the smelter will begin a return to full production in view of the lifting of state-mandated production curtailment at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) over the past week. Per the firm, the process of ramping up to full production will begin […]

Second And Final Production Embargo At Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Court

The last remaining production embargo at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) is a thing of the past after the Brazilian federal court in Belem vacated it on Monday. Norsk Hydro made the announcement yesterday of the embargo’s end, noting that the criminal lawsuit from which it sprung still continues. Additionally, embargoes on use […]

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 […]