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Norsk Hydro: Court orders Alunorte to cut production by 50% and halt operations at DRS2 bauxite residue disposal

March 1, 2018 | Based on a request from public prosecutors in the state of Pará, Brazil, a regional court issued a ruling on Wednesday, February 28, demanding Hydro to cut production by 50 percent at its Alunorte alumina refinery, over worries that a rainstorm had led to leakages from Alunorte into the nearby  … Read More

Hydro Bids to Acquire Icelandic Aluminium Plant ISAL

February 26, 2018 | Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro has made a binding offer to acquire Rio Tinto’s 100% share of Icelandic aluminium plant ISAL.
The offer also includes the Dutch anode facility Aluchemie and Swedish aluminium fluoride plant Alufluor.
Hydro President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, said:

“The offer demonstrates our strong belief in aluminium, which  … Read More

Alcoa Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results

January 18, 2018 | Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA), a global leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, today reported fourth quarter and full-year 2017 results.The quarter and the full-year reflect ongoing strength in alumina and aluminum pricing as management continued to execute on its strategic priorities to reduce complexity, drive returns and strengthen the  … Read More

Alcoa Corporation Announces Decisions on Smelting Assets

December 22, 2017 | Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, today announced decisions regarding smelting assets in the United States and Italy. The actions support the Company’s strategic priorities to reduce complexity and to strengthen the balance sheet.

In the United States, Alcoa intends to permanently close its Rockdale  … Read More

Norsk Hydro: Hydro Launches Certified Low-Carbon Aluminum Products

November 30, 2017 | Hydro today announced two new low-carbon aluminium products, designed to help customers reach their sustainability goals and meet the demand from ever more climate-conscious consumers. The new products will be independently certified by DNV GL.

Svein Richard Brandtzæg, Hydro’s CEO, said:
“We are proud of our industry-leading climate strategy that has resulted  … Read More