SEMAS production embargo at Hydro's Alunorte alumina refinery removed

The Brazilian environmental agency in the state of Pará, SEMAS, has removed the production embargo at the Alunorte refinery owned by Hydro, the world’s biggest alumina producer.

Hydro has received a technical note from SEMAS confirming Alunorte can safely resume normal operations, the producer said on Wednesday January 16. But the removal of the production embargo from SEMAS does not allow for immediate resumption of full operation at Alunorte because an embargo by the Federal Court remains in force. Alunorte has been running at 50% capacity since March, after a court in the state of Pará halted operations of the refinery’s DRS2 bauxite residue...


Alice Mason

Hui Li

January 16, 2019

11:24 GMT

Shanghai, London