Latin America

Norsk Hydro Announces Upgrades at Alunorte Refinery

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...


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 […]

Norsk Hydro Alerts Bauxite Customers of Supply Problems from Brazilian Mine

Norsk Hydro ASA yesterday issued a notice of force majeure to buyers of its bauxite, as a lack of water in the area has prevented Brazilian miner Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN) from delivering sufficient levels of ore to cover its contractual obligations. The firm advised bauxite customers that a drought in the region has […]