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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 […]

Jisco Announces Plans for US$3 Billion Aluminium Plant in Jamaica

China’s Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) announced last week plans to invest US$3 billion in constructing an alumina refinery and aluminium smelter adjacent to the Alpart alumina refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth, a facility also operated by Jisco. Per the Jamaican government, construction of the Gansu Industrial Park is expected to begin by year’s […]

Alpart Finalizes Contract for Diesel Locomotives with Chinese Firm CRRC Qishuyan

Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) took another step in streamlining production at its refinery in St. Elizabeth last week with the announcement of a contract with a major diesel locomotive manufacturer from the People’s Republic of China to supply diesel locomotives to the operation. According to industry media, Alpart engaged CRRC Qishuyan Locomotive Co., Ltd. […]

JISCO’s Alpart Refinery Ships First Alumina Since 2009

Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) Limited shipped the first load of alumina from its newly-opened operations at Jamaica’s Alpart facility. According to domestic media the first load from the facility was loaded upon the Wuchow, a 590’ bulk carrier sailing under the flag of Hong Kong. The vessel left Port Kaiser on Friday with […]

JISCO Plans 3-Year, US$3-Billion Expansion to Alpart Facilities

A US$3-billion expansion of the Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) facility at Nain, St. Elizabeth, by Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) Limited is in the offing according to Jamaican transport and mining minister Mike Henry. According to a press release on the subject issued earlier this week, the investment would be made over a […]