Latin America

Alunorte Becomes World’s First Alumina Refinery Certified Under ISO 55001

Alunorte Becomes World’s First Alumina Refinery Certified Under ISO 55001

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced this week that its alumina refinery in Brazil has become the world’s first to achieve ISO 55001 certification, bringing its total certifications for safety and responsible production to seven. Additionally, Alunorte Alumina Norte Brasil S.A....

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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 […]

Hydro Halts Production At Paragominas Bauxite Mine For Pipeline Repairs

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA said yesterday it has halted the flow of bauxite ore through the pipeline out of Mineração Paragominas to the Alumina do Norte do Brasil refinery for an extended period of maintenance. The move has resulted in a stop in production at Paragominas and a reduction in output at Alunorte, […]