Alcoa to shut down smelter in Italy

Aug 25, 2014 | 03:58 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  Alcoa, aluminum, Italy smelter, Robert Wilt, Portovesme smelter, smelter closure, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — Alcoa Inc. will permanently close its Portovesme primary aluminum smelter in Carbonia-Iglesias, Italy.

The facility has been curtailed since November 2012, Alcoa said, adding that the closure will reduce the company’s global smelting capacity by 150,000 tonnes to 3.6 million tonnes per year.....

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