Alunorte moves closer to restart after Federal Court lifts first production embargo

The Federal Court in Belém, Brazil, lifted a production embargo on Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery under the civil lawsuit on Wednesday May 15.

This is the first of two production embargoes that need to be lifted before the refinery can resume full operations. Alunorte is still subject to a production embargo imposed by the same court in a parallel criminal lawsuit. Alunorte will continue to produce at 50% capacity until the production embargo under the criminal case is lifted. Hydro said Alunorte is expecting an extension of the civil decision to...

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Alice Mason

May 16, 2019

10:00 GMT

London