Latin America

Novelis Plans US$175 Million Expansion To Brazilian Aluminium Production And Recycling Operations

Novelis Plans US$175 Million Expansion To Brazilian Aluminium Production And Recycling Operations

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday a plan to invest US$175 million to expand the production and recycling capabilities of its Pindamonhangaba plant in Brazil. Per the firm’s press release, planned upgrades include bumping up rolled aluminium capacity...

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Can Venezuela’s primary aluminium industry survive?

Primary aluminium production has been a crucial part of Venezuela’s economy since the creation of the Corporación Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) in 1960. Alcasa was established in 1967 and Interalumina in 1977. After the commissioning of the 47,000 GWh Guri dam, Venalum started operations, while in 1979, the Bauxiven mine and Cabelum began to produce […]

Norsk Hydro To Close Alunorte Alumina Refinery

The global alumina landscape is likely facing radical changes in the very near future after Norsk Hydro ASA announced the full closure of the world’s biggest alumina refinery in Brazil on Wednesday. The company says the decision to fully curtail operations at Alunorte was prompted by the fact that the bauxite residue deposit area 1 […]

Brazil Continues Talks for Permanent Exemption to Trump Aluminium Tariff

Brazilian president Michel Temer said earlier this week that talks with representatives of the United States government regarding exemptions for his country’s aluminium and steel producers are currently underway. Temer noted to local press on Tuesday that the two countries had strong economic incentives to find an agreement, pointing out the US$51 billion in bilateral […]