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Alcoa of Australia and FYI Resources Plan Week-Long Test Of High-Purity Alumina Plant

Alcoa of Australia and FYI Resources Plan Week-Long Test Of High-Purity Alumina Plant

Australian resource firm FYI Resources Ltd. has entered into a partnership with Alcoa of Australia to run a trial at FYI’s high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Western Australia. FYI said earlier this week that the trial would be a 7-day, 24-hour run...


AWAC to Close Suriname’s Suralco Refinery

Aluminium producer Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday that it would be closing the Suralco alumina refinery and bauxite mines in Suriname. The firm said in a press release that the mine had been curtailed for over a year prior to this announcement. Alcoa said also that it would not close the refinery’s power source, the Afobaka […]

Alcoa of Australia Ships First Bauxite from Western Australia

Alcoa of Australia has loaded the first shipment of bauxite from its operations in Western Australia. Hailed as a milestone by the company, the shipment is headed to an alumina refinery in the People’s Republic of China. The event, held at the Perth suburb of Kwinana, consisted of 47,000 metric tons from Alcoa of Australia’s […]

Alcoa Sells Stake in Major Western Australia Natural Gas Pipeline

Aluminium major Alcoa announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Alcoa of Australia, will sell its stake in the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP). The 956-mile line, in which Alcoa of Australia has a 20% interest, is being sold to DUET Group (DUET), a publically-traded Australian owner of energy utility assets. DUET currently owns the […]

Alcoa Seeks Extension of Environmental Approval for Wagerup Refinery Expansion

American aluminium major Alcoa is keeping its options open vis-à-vis a planned billion-dollar expansion of its alumina refinery in Wagerup, Western Australia. The firm has petitioned the state government for an extension on the environmental approval they obtained a decade ago. Michael Parker, Alcoa of Australia’s managing director, indicated that the company applied for a […]