Alcan, Alcoa World Alumina sign 1.5M-tonne Guinea refinery deal

Nov 22, 2005 | 04:34 PM | David Brooks

Alcan Inc. and Alcoa World Alumina LLC have signed a basic agreement with the government of the Republic of Guinea for the development of a 1.5-million-tonne-per-year alumina refinery in the West African country.

The agreement lays down the framework for the smelter project. It includes an ownership structure that calls for Montreal-based Alcan and Alcoa World Alumina, which is a joint venture between Pittsburgh-based Alcoa and Alumina Ltd. of Australia, to hold a combined stake of at least 80 percent. The....

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