Latin America

Alcoa To Restart Alumar Aluminium Refinery In Brazil After Six Year Shutdown

Alcoa To Restart Alumar Aluminium Refinery In Brazil After Six Year Shutdown

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced this week the reopening of its Alumar aluminium smelter in São Luís, Brazil. The operation has been shuttered since 2015. Alcoa says it is immediately restarting the facility, with the expectation that first metal will emanate...


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. will also be listed among ISO’s Technical Committee Members, which is another first. […]

Rusal America Inks Contract To Supply Almexa With Low-Carbon Aluminium ALLOW

En+ Group announced this week that its subsidiary Rusal America Corporation (RAC) has signed an agreement with Mexico’s aluminium rolled product producer Almexa to deliver 100 thousand metric tons of its low-carbon primary aluminium product ALLOW. The firm said in an emailed press release that their subsidiary had already delivered 4,800 metric tons of ALLOW […]

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 […]