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...