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Vol 49 No 14

Published 4th July 2008


Industrial revolution

Ghana seeks partners following its 19 June purchase of Alcoa's 10% stake in the 200,000 tonne/year Volta Aluminum Company (Valco) smelter, mothballed since March 2007. The statal Volta River Authority cannot guarantee cheap power from the Akosombo hydroelectric dam (AC Vol 49 No 12). The smelter could consume 350 megawatts, one-third of Akosombo's output.

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