Russians Invest in Jamaican Aluminum Operations

UC Rusal acquired the remaining 35% stake in the Alumina Partners of Jamaica, (Alpart) from Norway’s Norsk Hydro ASA for $46 million. Roughly 5% of the world’s bauxite reserves can be found in Jamaica and the country has a well-developed alumina production infrastructure.

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Vale to Develop Pig Iron Production Technology in Brazil

Following extensive research that began more than 35 years ago, Tecnored Desenvolvimento Tecnológico S.A., a Vale company, in partnership with Brazil’s development bank, BNDES, and Logos Tecnocom, have started up the first pig iron demonstration plant that does not use traditional blast furnace methods, in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo state.

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