# Tons of it!

ISSN: 0043-8022

Publication date: 1 September 2003

## Abstract

#### Citation

(2003), "Tons of it!", Work Study, Vol. 52 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/ws.2003.07952eab.010

### Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Alumina do Norte do Brasil (Alunorte) has commissioned its third alumina production line, with a capacity of 825,000ton per year. With this third line, Alunorte has a production capacity of 2,375,000ton of alumina per year, positioning it among the five largest alumina refineries in the world. The production increase will be allocated to overseas markets. The investment in this project was approximately US$300 million. Therefore, capex per ton of additional capacity was US$364, which is very competitive in comparison to the cost of other brownfield projects around the globe.