Rio Tinto Alcan’s Arvida smelter back online

Apr 30, 2012 | 02:57 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Rio Tinto Alcan, Arvida, aluminum billet, smelter, Norsk Hydro, Alcoa, Massena West, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Rio Tinto Alcan has brought its Arvida smelter back online after a 10-day outage.

The Montreal-based aluminum producer replaced the cylinder used to cast billet at Arvida, a 110,000-tonne-per-year facility in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in Quebec, and it has been ramping up the smelter after pushing the first metal on April 18, sources familiar with the plant told AMM. ....

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