Albras aluminium smelter resumes normal operations, expected to reach full capacity in H2 2019

The Albras aluminium smelter in Brazil, partly owned by Norsk Hydro, has begun to ramp up its output following the removal of production restrictions at the Alunorte alumina plant, the Norwegian company said on Tuesday May 21.

Albras curtailed 50% of its 460,000-tonne annual capacity in mid-April 2018 after its raw material supplier Alunorte had been forced to operate at half its capacity since March 2018 due to restrictions imposed by environmental and legal authorities in Brazil amid concerns of possible water contamination. The final production embargo placed on...

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Renato Rostás

May 22, 2019

04:10 GMT

São Paulo