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Alcoa Closes More Than Half of Capacity at Portland Smelter after Blackout

Company News 11:32:51AM Dec 02, 2016 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Dec. 2 (SMM) – Alcoa has curtailed production at its Portland smelter after a major power outage. 

The blackout cut power to the smelter’s potlines for more than five hours, and the smelter focused efforts on maintaining production in its second potline, the company said. 

"It is too early to speculate on the full impact of the power outage, or on how long it may take to restore normal operations," the company said in a statement. 
The smelter has annual aluminum capacity of 300,000 tonnes. 

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Alcoa Closes More Than Half of Capacity at Portland Smelter after Blackout

Company News 11:32:51AM Dec 02, 2016 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Dec. 2 (SMM) – Alcoa has curtailed production at its Portland smelter after a major power outage. 

The blackout cut power to the smelter’s potlines for more than five hours, and the smelter focused efforts on maintaining production in its second potline, the company said. 

"It is too early to speculate on the full impact of the power outage, or on how long it may take to restore normal operations," the company said in a statement. 
The smelter has annual aluminum capacity of 300,000 tonnes. 

The article is edited by SMM and is provided for information purpose only. SMM assumes no liability and does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or completeness of information contained or quoted in the article, either express or limited. SMM further disclaims any liability for losses in connection with the information contained or quoted in the article.

For news cooperation, please contact us by email: sallyzhang@smm.cn or service.en@smm.cn.