Latin America

Norsk Hydro Expands Independent Review of Alunorte Alumina Refinery

Norsk Hydro Expands Independent Review of Alunorte Alumina Refinery

Prompted at least in part by an infraction notice from the state government, Norsk Hydro A.S.A. announced yesterday that it is expanding the scope of the independent review currently being undertaken at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte). In a press...

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State Authorities Order Production Halved at Hydro Alunorte

The government of the northern Brazilian state of Pará has ordered Norsk Hydro to halve production at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) due to the company’s failure to reduce the water level at a bauxite residue deposit at the site. The Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability in the Brazilian state of Pará (SEMAS) […]

Ball Corporation Expanding Aluminium Beverage Can Operations in Argentina and Paraguay

In a move aimed at capitalizing on South America’s growing reliance on aluminium beverage cans, Colorado’s Ball Corporation yesterday announced plans to add capacity to operations in Paraguay and Argentina. The company’s announced plans include the addition of a one-line manufacturing plant in Asunción specializing in aluminium beverage can and ends, and augmenting operations at […]

Aleris Lands Aluminium Supply Deal with Embraer

Cleveland rolled aluminium firm Aleris International, Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has come to terms with Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer S.A. on a multi-year deal to supply aluminium flat-rolled products for use across the entire spectrum of Embraer’s winged offerings. Few details were made public, but the deal in question is a renewal of […]

Arconic Deals Two Brazilian Extrusion Plants to Norsk Hydro for US$10 Million

Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro A.S.A. announced yesterday that its subsidiary Hydro Extruded Solutions AS has come to an agreement with U.S. value-added aluminium firm Arconic to purchase the latter’s twin aluminium extrusion plants in southern Brazil. Hydro said the US$10-million deal will enhance the firm’s operations in the country. The two plants, located in […]