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Norsk Hydro Completes US$10-MM Deal for Alcoa’s Twin Aluminium Extrusion Plants in Southern Brazil

Norsk Hydro Completes US$10-MM Deal for Alcoa’s Twin Aluminium Extrusion Plants in Southern Brazil

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro A.S.A. announced yesterday the completion of its purchase of two aluminium extrusion plants originally owned by Arconic in southern Brazil. The US$10-million deal dovetails with Hydro’s stated aim of increasing its presence in the field of extruded...

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Norsk Hydro Announces Upgrades at Alunorte Refinery

In an effort at shoring up its wastewater system at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) refinery in northern Brazil, Norsk Hydro A.S.A. said Friday that it is planning a NOK500-million (US$64.8 million) investment at the site for the purpose. According to the firm, the planned upgrade will include boosting capacity by 50 percent […]

Alunorte Task Force Delivers Preliminary Findings to Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro A.S.A. reported the results of the expert panel tasked with reviewing the issues that led to the state government mandating the closure of half the refining capacity of the Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) refinery in northern Brazil. The select panel returned three key findings: first, an overflow occurred from a […]

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 […]