INTERVIEW: Better community relations a key Alunorte takeaway, says Norsk Hydro CEO

Norsk Hydro learned some important lessons from its experiences following heavy rainfall at its Alunorte refinery in Brazil, particularly the need to improve community relations, chief executive officer Hilde Merete Aasheim said.

Alunorte has been a “very difficult situation” for Hydro for the past 18 months, she told Fastmarkets during an interview in New York
Heavy rainfall in Pará in February last year raised concerns about a rupture or flood of waste material from the Alunorte alumina refinery; it was forced to operate at 50% of capacity from March 2018 as a result. Production at the Paragominas bauxite mine and Albras aluminium smelter, also in Pará, was adjusted accordingly.

The reduction in availability of of Alunorte material in the market...

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Andrea Hotter

July 29, 2019

18:30 GMT

New York