NORANDA BAUXITE PROVIDES POSITIVE UPDATE ON ITS OPERATIONS AND CONFIRMS 2019 EXPORTS OF 3.8 MILLION WET METRIC TONNES
St. Ann, Jamaica – January 29, 2020 – Noranda Bauxite, the Jamaican bauxite mining operation of New Day Aluminum, announces that bauxite exports from its St. Ann facility were approximately 3.8 million wet metric tons for calendar year 2019. Those bauxite exports covered sales to its sister alumina refinery, Noranda Alumina, as well as third party shipments to entities in Asia and the U.S. Noranda Bauxite, which has the facilities to export roughly 2 million more tonnes of bauxite annually from its deepwater port in St. Ann, is the only bauxite producer with a license to export bauxite from Jamaica.
Chris Young, Noranda Bauxite’s Vice President of Business Development, stated: “We have in Jamaica some of the world’s best bauxite, with excellent available alumina content as well as extremely low silica. With the Jamaican Government’s commitment to provide us with nearly 250 million tonnes of bauxite through 2066, and our easily accessible deepwater port, we are well positioned to supply not only alumina refineries across the globe but also to supply bauxite for other applications, such as in the cement industry.”
Noranda Bauxite also confirms that its Jamaica based plant and port facilities were not impacted by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake recorded approximately 86 miles northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica yesterday afternoon.
Noranda Bauxite Vice President and General Manager Delroy Dell commented, "We continue to operate our plant and port facilities as usual and are pleased that Jamaica as a whole appears to have been spared any material issues or injuries from this event."
About Noranda Bauxite: Noranda Bauxite is the bauxite mining operation of New Day Aluminum Holdings, LLC, which also owns and operates Noranda Alumina, a smelter grade alumina refining operation in Gramercy, Louisiana. New Day also owns and operates NICHE Chemical, which markets chemical grade alumina in North America, along with specialty minerals businesses Niche Fused Alumina in La Bâthie, France and Niche Fused Magnesia in Hull, England. New Day is principally owned by the partners of DADA Holdings. DADA is an investment and management company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that makes control investments and manages companies in basic industries, such as metals and mining.