Portland smelter

Portland Aluminium Smelter Needs Reliable, Cheap Power To Stay In Business After 2021: Partners

Portland Aluminium Smelter Needs Reliable, Cheap Power To Stay In Business After 2021: Partners

If the Portland smelter in Australia is to stay open past 2021, it must have a deal on reliable power that is cheaper than the agreement now in place. Such was the message conveyed by partners Alcoa Corporation and Alumina Ltd. last...

Alcoa Seals Deal to Keep Portland Aluminium Open

The Alcoa Corporation announced late yesterday that it has come to an agreement with the Australian and Victorian government that will keep the Portland smelter open and allow it to restart the capacity damaged in last month’s power outage. In the same announcement, Alcoa revealed that it has also come to an agreement with AGL […]

Power Deal Imminent for Alcoa’s Portland Smelter

A light is now shining at the end of the negotiating tunnel for Alcoa’s smelter in Portland, Victoria after Australian power giant AGL Energy, Alcoa, and the relevant government agencies released a statement indicating that the parties are on the verge of an agreement on affordable power for the troubled plant. “Significant progress has been […]

Portland Smelter Workers Offered More Leave

The future of Alcoa’s smelter in Portland, Australia continues to remain uncertain after the firm offered additional annual leave. The smelter has been operating at one-quarter capacity, was damaged last month after a brief loss of power allowed aluminium to solidify along one of the plant’s two potlines. Although the Victorian Government and Alcoa did […]

Sources: Japan’s Q1 Aluminium Premiums Set at US$95 Per Ton

According to sources privy to quarterly pricing talks, premiums for aluminium imported into Japan during the first quarter this year are set at US$95 per ton. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, indicated that the rise in spot premiums due to production problems at Alcoa’s smelter in Portland, Australia, prompted the […]