EGA Inks Deal to Upgrade Khalifa Port for Increased Bauxite Imports

Aluminium Insider - December 11th, 2017

UAE's Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) has come to an agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to upgrade and use Khalifa Port for importing raw materials for use in EGA's smelting operations.

SMB plans Guinea alumina refinery by 2022

Kitco - December 4th, 2017

A consortium of the Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and Singapore's Winning Shipping plans to build Guinea's first alumina refinery to develop the West African country's bauxite industry, it said on Monday.

Guinea has about a third of the world's bauxite reserves and expects to produce over 30 million tonnes in 2017. However, it has no facilities to transform those reserves into higher-grade alumina.

Construction of the 1 million tonne per year refinery is due to start in 2019 after the completion of environmental impact and feasibility studies. It is expected to be completed in 2022, Bouzigues said.

Will sell 6-7 lakh tonne of alumina & 2 lakh tonne of aluminium in H2FY18: NALCO

Moneycontrol - December 4th, 2017

We will sell around 6-7 lakh tonne of alumina and 2 lakh tonne of aluminium in the second half of FY18, said Chand, CMD of NALCO.