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Noranda to Invest US$35 MM in Upgrades to Louisiana Alumina Refinery

Noranda to Invest US$35 MM in Upgrades to Louisiana Alumina Refinery

Noranda Bauxite & Alumina announced a US$35-million expansion of its alumina refinery in Louisiana late last week. The firm indicates that it will be moving its headquarters there as well. According to the announcement, the expansion will consist of a hydrate filter,...

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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 […]

Bankruptcy Court Judge Ratifies Closure Agreement for Sherwin Alumina

Seven-hundred fifty-five days after the lockout began, an agreement to officially close Sherwin Alumina Co.’s plant in Texas is finally in place. A bankruptcy judge approved the agreement on Thursday, which will allow for the payment of severance benefits to the plant’s union workforce. U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge David R. Jones executed an order releasing […]

Jamaica’s Mining Minister Says Partnership for Noranda Plant Must Come Soon

Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry informed the Jamaican House of Representatives last week that the government must establish a new partnership for operating Noranda’s facilities on the island by today or risk losing funding from creditors. “The government is not hastening to conclude an agreement with New Day Aluminium,” Henry told the […]