Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A.

Blaze At Albras Halts Aluminium Smelting At One Of Four Potlines

Blaze At Albras Halts Aluminium Smelting At One Of Four Potlines

An electrical fire late last week at Norsk Hydro’s Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A.’s (Albras) in Brazil has shut down one of the plant’s four production lines, and the firm has yet to reveal a timetable for the resumption of smelting on the...

Albras To Resume Full Production By Year’s End

Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A.’s (Albras) board of directors determined on Tuesday that the smelter will begin a return to full production in view of the lifting of state-mandated production curtailment at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) over the past week. Per the firm, the process of ramping up to full production will begin […]

Second And Final Production Embargo At Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Court

The last remaining production embargo at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) is a thing of the past after the Brazilian federal court in Belem vacated it on Monday. Norsk Hydro made the announcement yesterday of the embargo’s end, noting that the criminal lawsuit from which it sprung still continues. Additionally, embargoes on use […]

Pará Government Grants Norsk Hydro Permission To Resume 50-Percent Production At Alunorte

Just days after the Brazilian federal government gave Norsk Hydro the go-ahead to resume alumina production at the Alunorte refinery, the state environmental department acquiesced to the plant’s partial reopening under its supervision. On Monday, the Pará Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) signed off on Hydro’s petition to utilize the press filter […]

Hydro Granted Federal Permission To Operate Pump At Alunorte Disposal Pond, Averting Plant’s Closure

Mere days after Norsk Hydro’s announcement of the closure of its Alunorte alumina refinery, the Brazilian federal government granted the plant the authorization to operate the machinery necessary to utilize its only available bauxite residue area. On Friday the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos […]