JISCO Alpart Plans Opening Of New Bauxite Mining Project To Feed Alumina Refinery Expansion In Jamaica

JISCO Alpart Plans Opening Of New Bauxite Mining Project To Feed Alumina Refinery Expansion In Jamaica

Jiuquan Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd (JISCO) Jamaican subsidiary JISCO Alpart said last week that it plans to ramp up bauxite ore mining on the island to feed the firm’s alumina plant, which is soon to undergo a US$1.1 billion expansion....


Bright Future Ahead For Alumina And Aluminium Sectors: Jamaican MP Paulwell

Though 2018 was a difficult year for the alumina and aluminium sector, the market for both continues to improve thanks to a steady rise in demand. Such was the message delivered by Jamaican opposition spokesman Phillip Paulwell to the country’s legislature last week. This being the case, Paulwell asked why the government has not done […]

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 […]