Latin America

Blaze At Albras Halts Aluminium Smelting At One Of Four Potlines

Blaze At Albras Halts Aluminium Smelting At One Of Four Potlines

An electrical fire late last week at Norsk Hydro’s Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A.’s (Albras) in Brazil has shut down one of the plant’s four production lines, and the firm has yet to reveal a timetable for the resumption of smelting on the...

Power Outage Leads To Production Stoppage At Paragominas, Reduction At Alunorte

Norwegian aluminium giant Norsk Hydro ASA announced on Thursday a power outage in Brazil affecting the firm’s bauxite mine and alumina refinery in the state of Pará. According to Hydro’s press release, a transmission tower toppled on Wednesday, cutting power to Mineração Paragominas S.A. Though no injuries were reported, the mishap has temporarily halted production […]

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certifies Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio Across Entire Value Chain

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) revealed on Friday the certification of several plants and facilities owned by Brazil’s Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA) against the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. The facilities included in the certifications announced last week include a trio of bauxite mines in Minas Gerais, an alumina refinery, a […]

Brazilian Court Lifts Second Of Two Embargoes At Alunorte

Brazil’s federal court lifted the final embargo on the waste disposal unit at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) on Thursday, drawing to a close the 19-month production curtailment at the site and paving the way for the world’s most prolific alumina refinery to resume full production. Thursday’s action to remove the criminal suit’s […]