Mine Risk Management > Leadership

Hydro changes as Alunorte challenges continue

Norsk Hydro (OS:NHY) has appointed its CFO Eivind Kallevik as the interim head of its bauxite and alumina division in response to the “challenging situation” at its majority-owned Alunorte refinery in Brazil, which has been fined and ordered to halve production over water contamination concerns.

Staff reporter

Mine Risk Management > Leadership

Hydro changes as Alunorte challenges continue

Norsk Hydro (OS:NHY) has appointed its CFO Eivind Kallevik as the interim head of its bauxite and alumina division in response to the “challenging situation” at its majority-owned Alunorte refinery in Brazil, which has been fined and ordered to halve production over water contamination concerns.

Staff reporter

Hydro changes as Alunorte challenges continue

Inspection of Alunorte bauxite residue deposit

Alunorte issued a force majeure notice on Friday after orders from federal, state and local authorities for the refinery to reduce production by 50% over concerns heavy rainfall and flooding had led to leaks and water contamination.