Alcoa seeks Massena project permit

Sep 17, 2012 | 03:38 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Alcoa, Massena West, Massena East, aluminum, Soderberg, pre-bake, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Alcoa Inc. has asked the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a revised environmental permit that would allow it to push ahead with a $600-million modernization project at Massena, N.Y.

The most significant part of the modernization project is the construction of a new potline at its Massena East facility that would have an annual capacity of 144,000 tonnes, a spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer told AMM. Massena East’s existing Soderberg technology will be replaced with the more-modern pre-bake....

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