Canada aluminium smelters

Aluminerie Alouette Weathers Cyberattack At Quebec Smelter

Aluminerie Alouette Weathers Cyberattack At Quebec Smelter

Quebec aluminium smelter Aluminerie Alouette was recently the victim of a cyberattack that the firm says did not interrupt production at the plant. The firm said in a statement this week that it is continuing to restore functionality to the affected computer...

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Canadian Government Mulling Aid Package for Aluminium Smelters

Within hours of the Trump administration’s decision to levy significant tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Canada, lawmakers in Ottawa began brainstorming solutions for protecting the dominion’s smelters. According to sources who spoke to Reuters claiming familiarity with the matter, the subject was the first item of business for the Canadian cabinet yesterday morning. […]

Global aluminium smelters’ production costs on decline

Production costs for smelters are highly dependent on the global economic environment, which affects oil prices, and the prices of other commodities, including those that create smelters’ input costs. For instance, during the global economic crisis in 2009, production costs for aluminium smelters decreased between 30 and 40% compared to the record high costs in […]