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JISCO To Suspend Production At Jamaica Alpart Alumina Refinery As Upgrades Continue

JISCO To Suspend Production At Jamaica Alpart Alumina Refinery As Upgrades Continue

Citing safety and cost as reasons for the decision, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) has decided to suspend alumina production at the Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) plant in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. According to a media release from Jamaica’s Ministry of...

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Boiler Failure At Alpart To Halt Alumina Production For At Least Ten Days

An ongoing equipment failure at Alumina Partners of Jamaica has led to a week-long production stoppage at the plant, and concern is mounting that the financial losses to the plant in the interim may be substantial. Domestic media reports that the plant’s boiler system failed late last month, and the earliest possible restart date is […]

Jamaican Government Plans Merger of Clarendon Alumina and Jamaica Bauxite Mining, With Stock Exchange Listing to Follow

Jamaica’s government announced earlier this week its intention to combine Clarendon Alumina Partners (CAP) and the Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited, followed by listing the resulting organization on the country’s stock exchange. Jamaican Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague told local media that the plan, for which he is currently seeking Cabinet support, would allow […]

Sanctions on Rusal Leading to Salary Shortages for Windalco Workers

The sanctions levied against U.C. Rusal by the United States Treasury Department last month are starting to hit home with the rank-and-file workers at the company’s several plants around the world. According to sources who spoke with Bloomberg, Rusal has been unable to pay full compensation to certain workers outside of Russia partially due to […]