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Alunorte Becomes World’s First Alumina Refinery Certified Under ISO 55001

Alunorte Becomes World’s First Alumina Refinery Certified Under ISO 55001

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced this week that its alumina refinery in Brazil has become the world’s first to achieve ISO 55001 certification, bringing its total certifications for safety and responsible production to seven. Additionally, Alunorte Alumina Norte Brasil S.A....

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Full Production At Alunorte On The Horizon: Hydro CEO Brandtzæg

The world’s biggest alumina refinery may soon return to full production, though the process by which the plant achieves it is still uncertain. According to comments made on the sidelines of an industry conference earlier this week by Norsk Hydro ASA’s CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, the return to full operational capacity at Alumina do Norte […]

Aluminium Demand Growth Blunted By Sanctions In 2019: Hydro’s Brandtzæg

Though still on the rise, trade sanctions and tariffs are likely to throw up a roadblock to aluminium demand growth in the coming year. Such is the opinion of Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA as expressed in comments by President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg earlier this week. During Hydro’s Capital Markets Day 2018, […]

Brazilian Environmental Agency Approves Use Of New Bauxite Residue Deposit Area At Alunorte

Norsk Hydro ASA is one step closer to resuming full production at the Alunorte alumina refinery after receiving authorization by the Brazilian federal environmental agency late last week. On Thursday the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis, or IBAMA) rescinded the embargo […]

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 […]