Latin America

Alunorte Task Force Delivers Preliminary Findings to Norsk Hydro

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....


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 […]

First Bauxite Corporation Updates Guyana Government on US$50 MM Mining Project

Canadian mining firm First Bauxite Corporation (FBX) updated Guyana’s president on a US$50 million bauxite project set to begin construction next year. According to a press release from the Ministry of the Presidency, FBX’s president and chief executive officer Alan Roughead contacted Guyana’s Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday and provided an update to […]