Latin America

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certifies Mineração Rio do Norte Bauxite Mine

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certifies Mineração Rio do Norte Bauxite Mine

Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced last week the certification of the Mineração Rio do Norte’s bauxite operation in Brazil against its Performance Standard for sustainable aluminium production. MRN’s planning, mining, transport, processing, and river shipment of bauxite ore are all certified...


Hydro Inks Deal For LNG Supply To Alunorte Alumina Refinery

Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro ASA announced last week the signing of a new, multi-year contract with New Fortress Energy (NFE) to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil. The 15-year deal is part of Hydro’s project to switch the plant’s power generation to a source with a lower carbon […]

Novelis Completes US$150 MM Expansion Of Brazilian Aluminium Plant

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis announced the completion of its US$150 million expansion of its aluminium rolling and recycling capacity at the Pindamonhangaba, Brazil plant this week. Novelis increased capacity of both its aluminium recycling and rolling operations at the plant by 100 thousand metric tons. With the new capacity, the plant is now capable […]

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. […]