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Albras To Resume Full Production By Year’s End

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....

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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 […]

Norsk Hydro To Close Alunorte Alumina Refinery

The global alumina landscape is likely facing radical changes in the very near future after Norsk Hydro ASA announced the full closure of the world’s biggest alumina refinery in Brazil on Wednesday. The company says the decision to fully curtail operations at Alunorte was prompted by the fact that the bauxite residue deposit area 1 […]

Alunorte, Paragominas, And Albras Outages Pummel Norsk Hydro’s Q2 Numbers

Norsk Hydro reported numbers for the second quarter on Tuesday. The firm’s numbers suffered thanks to outages at key plants and increased cost of raw materials, but losses were mitigated somewhat by a rise in metal prices and gains in downstream and energy businesses. In the second quarter this year, Hydro mined 1,348 thousand metric […]

U.S. Sanctions and Brazilian Flooding May Pose Dire Situation for Aluminium Market: Hydro’s Brandtzæg

Thanks to the United States government’s sanctions upon the world’s second-biggest aluminium producer and mandated production cuts at his own company’s operations, the head of Norsk Hydro says that the global aluminium market may soon find itself mired in significant supply shortage. Hydro’s President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg said as much in an interview […]

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 release issued yesterday, Hydro said that an infraction notice from Pará State Environment […]