Alunorte alumina refinery at 80-85% capacity; Albras smelter also ramping up successfully

Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery has reached 80-85% utilization after the Brazilian government lifted a production embargo against the facility in May.

The Norwegian aluminium producer announced on Tuesday July 23 that a continued ramp-up in production at its facilities in Brazil has been successful.
Capacity utilization at Alunorte, located in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, is expected to increase closer to 100% in the coming months.
“Alunorte reached 80-85% capacity utilization in June, within the targeted 75-85% capacity utilization for the state-of-art press filter technology… This is a great achievement by the Brazilian organization,” Hilde Merete Aasheim, Hydro’s president and chief executive officer, said on Tuesday.

Hydro’s Paragominas bauxite mine, also located in Pará, has been progressing with its own production ramp-up, in line with the one taking...


Alice Mason

July 23, 2019

11:45 GMT