Alcoa to restart Brazil's Alumar smelter; first aluminium output in Q2 2022

Aluminium producer Alcoa has decided to begin to restart production at its Brazilian smelter Alumar immediately, with first output expected in the second quarter of 2022, the United States-headquartered company said on Monday September 20.

The unit, located in Brazil’s northeastern Maranhão state, has a capacity of 447,000 tonnes per year of aluminium, but production was completely halted in March 2015 after a series of capacity reductions. Alcoa owns 60% of its shares, while South32 holds a 40% stake.

Capacity will be resumed at 268,000 tpy, equal to Alcoa’s share of the facility....

Published

Renato Rostás

September 21, 2021

13:12 GMT

São Paulo