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State Environmental Regulator Gives Green Light For Return To Full Production At Alunorte

State Environmental Regulator Gives Green Light For Return To Full Production At Alunorte

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday that Pará Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) has determined that operations at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) may now safely resume. Though Hydro warns that the Brazilian federal court...

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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 […]

Hydro Granted Federal Permission To Operate Pump At Alunorte Disposal Pond, Averting Plant’s Closure

Mere days after Norsk Hydro’s announcement of the closure of its Alunorte alumina refinery, the Brazilian federal government granted the plant the authorization to operate the machinery necessary to utilize its only available bauxite residue area. On Friday the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos […]

Norsk Hydro To Close Alunorte Alumina Refinery

The global alumina landscape is likely facing radical changes in the very near future after Norsk Hydro ASA announced the full closure of the world’s biggest alumina refinery in Brazil on Wednesday. The company says the decision to fully curtail operations at Alunorte was prompted by the fact that the bauxite residue deposit area 1 […]

Norsk Hydro Announces US$100 Million Expansion To Automotive Aluminium Plant In Eastern Pennsylvania

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced late last week its plans to expand automotive aluminium production at a plant in Cressonia, Pennsylvania. Hydro’s expansion will consist of a new 96,000-ft2 structure next to existing buildings that will house equipment dedicated to producing aluminium for the automotive market. The US$100 million project will also upgrade […]