On September 5, Alunorte and Hydro signed two agreements representing milestones to resume normal operations at the alumina refinery. Alunorte has operated at 50% capacity since March.
The agreements cover technical studies and improvements as well as audits and monitoring systems to further increase the safety of Alunorte, and a plan for social investments by Hydro in Barcarena that come in addition to all other social investments including the Sustainable Barcarena Initiative.
“We are fully committed to the initiatives defined in the agreements with the Government of Pará and Ministério Público, which are complementing the measures under implementation at Alunorte. This will support continued safe operations at the plant”
— John Thuestad, Executive Vice President and head of Hydro’s business area Bauxite & Alumina, Hydro press release September 5, 2018