Latin America

Brazilian Court Weighing Lifting Production Embargoes At Alunorte

Brazilian Court Weighing Lifting Production Embargoes At Alunorte

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA said on Friday that its alumina subsidiary Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) and the Ministério Público participated in a hearing at the Federal Court in Belem regarding the ongoing production embargoes at the site,...

Rusal Ceases Bauxite Mining In Guyana Due To Ongoing Labor Row

Due to a dispute with workers over compensation, Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal shut down operations at the Bauxite Company of Guyana over the weekend. Per comments made to industry media on Sunday, laborers at the site “declined to work and demanded a pay increase, even though their salaries had been adjusted for forecast […]

Labor Dispute Leads To Lockout At Rusal’s Bauxite Operation In Guyana

Upon word that its work force would not settle for receiving only 1 percent rather than the desired 15-percent boost in wages, management at Rusal’s Russian Bauxite Company in Guyana commenced a lockout while talks continued. “All affected workers are asked to leave the premises of the company with immediate effect,” stated a letter penned […]

Full Production At Alunorte On The Horizon: Hydro CEO Brandtzæg

The world’s biggest alumina refinery may soon return to full production, though the process by which the plant achieves it is still uncertain. According to comments made on the sidelines of an industry conference earlier this week by Norsk Hydro ASA’s CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, the return to full operational capacity at Alumina do Norte […]