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Unequal Loads – Why China Must Include Aluminium In Its ETS

Unequal Loads – Why China Must Include Aluminium In Its ETS

Electricity has long been the largest single cost associated with the production of primary aluminium. Though understood in theory for many years, the process of smelting aluminium was not economically viable prior to the advent and availability of large-scale electrical production. Even...


Full Production At Alunorte On The Horizon: Hydro CEO Brandtzæg

The world’s biggest alumina refinery may soon return to full production, though the process by which the plant achieves it is still uncertain. According to comments made on the sidelines of an industry conference earlier this week by Norsk Hydro ASA’s CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, the return to full operational capacity at Alumina do Norte […]

Aluminium Demand Growth Blunted By Sanctions In 2019: Hydro’s Brandtzæg

Though still on the rise, trade sanctions and tariffs are likely to throw up a roadblock to aluminium demand growth in the coming year. Such is the opinion of Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA as expressed in comments by President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg earlier this week. During Hydro’s Capital Markets Day 2018, […]

Norsk Hydro Plant In Netherlands Becomes First-Ever Extrusion Plant Certified By ASI

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday that Hydro Hoogezand, its aluminium extrustion plant in Netherlands, has become the world’s first extrusion plant to obtain Performance Standard certification from global standards and certification organization The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). Per Norsk Hydro, Hydro Hoogezand is the first of 15 plants the firm intends to […]

Despite Struggles At Alunorte, Norsk Hydro’s Third-Quarter Results Beat Forecasts

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA released third-quarter results yesterday. The firm’s quarterly numbers surpass forecasts largely due to rising metal prices and despite continuing curtailments at the Alunorte alumina refinery. Hydro’s overall revenue for the quarter totaled NOK39,766 million, up by 74 percent on the year. Earnings before financial items and tax (EBIT) came […]

Pará Government Grants Norsk Hydro Permission To Resume 50-Percent Production At Alunorte

Just days after the Brazilian federal government gave Norsk Hydro the go-ahead to resume alumina production at the Alunorte refinery, the state environmental department acquiesced to the plant’s partial reopening under its supervision. On Monday, the Pará Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) signed off on Hydro’s petition to utilize the press filter […]