Alcoa to close idled Point Comfort alumina refinery

Alcoa Corp will permanently close its idled Point Comfort alumina refinery in the US state of Texas, the company announced on Monday December 16.

“While this decision is difficult because of the long history of operations in Point Comfort, we must eliminate unprofitable capacity and continue to improve our Company for the long term,” Alcoa president and chief executive officer Roy Harvey said.
The facility, which has 2.3 million metric tons of annual alumina capacity, has been idle since June 2016.

Alcoa said in October that it was conducting a review of its global...

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Hui Li

December 17, 2019

08:01 GMT

Shanghai