Paragominas bauxite mine

Hydro Halts Production At Paragominas Bauxite Mine For Pipeline Repairs

Hydro Halts Production At Paragominas Bauxite Mine For Pipeline Repairs

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA said yesterday it has halted the flow of bauxite ore through the pipeline out of Mineração Paragominas to the Alumina do Norte do Brasil refinery for an extended period of maintenance. The move has resulted in...

Power Outage Leads To Production Stoppage At Paragominas, Reduction At Alunorte

Norwegian aluminium giant Norsk Hydro ASA announced on Thursday a power outage in Brazil affecting the firm’s bauxite mine and alumina refinery in the state of Pará. According to Hydro’s press release, a transmission tower toppled on Wednesday, cutting power to Mineração Paragominas S.A. Though no injuries were reported, the mishap has temporarily halted production […]

Norsk Hydro Announces Company-Wide Restructuring

Norwegian aluminium giant Norsk Hydro ASA said yesterday it will soon implement a plan to increase returns and cash flow via a wide-ranging effort at improving and restructuring its business areas, all while emphasizing sustainability in its business practices. The plan, which will be unveiled at Hydro’s Investor Day 2019, will outline Hydro’s new strategic […]

Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte Refinery And Paragominas Mine Achieve ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced certification for two more plants under the Norsk Hydro umbrella yesterday, namely the Paragominas bauxite mine and the Alunorte alumina refinery in northern Brazil. The ASI said the two operations passed certification for both its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. Hydro’s scrap re-melting and casthouse operations have […]

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 […]