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Noranda Alumina Completes US$20 Million Expansion To Gramercy Plant

Noranda Alumina Completes US$20 Million Expansion To Gramercy Plant

Noranda Alumina advised investors late last week that it commissioned the third and final phase of a project launched in 2017 to expand chemical-grade alumina (CGA) at its plant in Gramercy, Louisiana. Per a press release issued to industry media, Noranda revealed...

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Bauxite Levy In Place for Upcoming Fiscal Year: Ministry of Finance

Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance laid to rest concerns regarding the government’s bauxite levy last week when it addressed Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis’s concerns regarding the levy’s status in the upcoming fiscal year. Ellis raised the question after the Fiscal Policy Paper for 2017-18 described a change in the structure from the current levy to […]

Bauxite Levy Alive and Well: Jamaica Mining Minister

Jamaica’s Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry reaffirmed the existence of the government’s bauxite levy when speaking with a legislative committee last week. Henry explained to the Standing Finance Committee of Jamaica’s House of Representatives that the bauxite levy is still in place. He estimated that the levy of US$1.50 per metric ton plus a […]

Noranda Alumina to Fuel Century Aluminum’s Kentucky Smelters

Century Aluminum and Noranda Alumina have come to an agreement over the sale of Jamaican bauxite. The deal was announced by Noranda on Wednesday, according to Jamaican media. The contract has Noranda supplying Century with essentially all the high-grade bauxite the latter shall require for its smelters in Hawesville and Sebree, Kentucky. No dates were […]

Three-Alarm Fire at Former Noranda Plant in North Carolina

A fire in a furnace in the former Noranda Aluminum plant in Salisbury, North Carolina earlier this week required the building within which it is situated to be evacuated. According to a local news report, the fire was in a furnace used to manufacture aluminium foil. The cause was still under investigation at the time […]