Alcoa Rejects Report It Has Halted Work on Vietnam Project-Shanghai Metals Market

Hot Keywords

  • Inventory data
  • Air pollution
  • Macroeconomics
  • Production data
  • Zinc
  • Futures movement
  • Aluminium
  • hydrogenation stations
  • Nickel
  • Copper
  • In the United States
  • nickel laterite
  • Morning comments
  • Nickel ore
  • NPI

Alcoa Rejects Report It Has Halted Work on Vietnam Project

Industry News 09:39:29AM Mar 18, 2011 Source:SMM

(Bloomberg)--Alcoa Inc. rejected a report published yesterday in the Tuoi Tre newspaper that it agreed to temporarily halt a bauxite project in Vietnam pending a government review of the industry.

“We have not called a halt to the project,” Mike Belwood, a spokesman for the New York-based company, said today in a telephone interview. “We are awaiting the master review then we will make further decisions around development of the project.”

Aluminum Corp of China Ltd., known as Chalco, also agreed to a suspension of its bauxite project, Tuoi Tre reported yesterday. A spokesman for Chalco declined to comment when contacted by Bloomberg News.

The Vietnamese government asked state-owned Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group, known as Vinacomin, to suspend the projects, pending the development of a masterplan for the country’s bauxite industry, the newspaper reported. Vinacomin is a partner in the projects with Chalco and Alcoa.

Vinacomin has been waiting for two years for the government to revise its masterplan, Nguyen Van Hoa, a deputy chief executive officer at Vinacomin, said today in a phone interview.

Alcoa in 2008 signed an agreement to work with Vinacomin to develop Vietnam’s aluminum industry, which included exploring the feasibility of developing a bauxite mine and alumina refinery in Dak Nong province and conducting due diligence on acquiring a stake in another proposed alumina refinery.
 

Key Words:  Alcoa  Aluminum Al 

Alcoa Rejects Report It Has Halted Work on Vietnam Project

Industry News 09:39:29AM Mar 18, 2011 Source:SMM

(Bloomberg)--Alcoa Inc. rejected a report published yesterday in the Tuoi Tre newspaper that it agreed to temporarily halt a bauxite project in Vietnam pending a government review of the industry.

“We have not called a halt to the project,” Mike Belwood, a spokesman for the New York-based company, said today in a telephone interview. “We are awaiting the master review then we will make further decisions around development of the project.”

Aluminum Corp of China Ltd., known as Chalco, also agreed to a suspension of its bauxite project, Tuoi Tre reported yesterday. A spokesman for Chalco declined to comment when contacted by Bloomberg News.

The Vietnamese government asked state-owned Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group, known as Vinacomin, to suspend the projects, pending the development of a masterplan for the country’s bauxite industry, the newspaper reported. Vinacomin is a partner in the projects with Chalco and Alcoa.

Vinacomin has been waiting for two years for the government to revise its masterplan, Nguyen Van Hoa, a deputy chief executive officer at Vinacomin, said today in a phone interview.

Alcoa in 2008 signed an agreement to work with Vinacomin to develop Vietnam’s aluminum industry, which included exploring the feasibility of developing a bauxite mine and alumina refinery in Dak Nong province and conducting due diligence on acquiring a stake in another proposed alumina refinery.
 

Key Words:  Alcoa  Aluminum Al