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Norsk Hydro: port facilities in Pará may close for sanitation

The Federal and State Public Prosecutors of Pará, together with the Public Defender's Office of the State, requested the Federal Court to interrupt the activities of the port of Vila do Conde, for sanitation of the area after the shipwreck of a ship transporting cattle in that port, in the last October 6th. Hydro's on-site operations, Albras and Hydro Alunorte, remain unchanged to date.

The shipwreck took place on a pier in Vila do Conde, which is the largest port in Pará and which also houses the terminals Hydro uses to load and unload its finished products and raw materials from Hydro Alunorte and Albras. Any future port disruption would not have an immediate impact on Hydro's operations. However, if there is an interruption and if the situation extends over a longer period, it may eventually impact the company's operations.

Hydro is following the situation closely and is actively helping authorities to deal with the situation. The port is owned and managed by Companhia Docas do Pará (CDP).

Hydro Alunorte, 92 percent controlled by Hydro, has a nominal capacity of 6.3 million tons and is the largest alumina refinery in the world. Albras is the largest aluminum factory in Brazil, with an annual capacity of 460,000 tons of aluminum. Both plants are located in the municipality of Barcarena, in the state of Pará, in northern Brazil.

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