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September/October 2014

September/October 2014

As I write this there is a real feeling of the end of the summer and going “Back to school” here in the UK.

It also feels a bit like that in the aluminium industry, with everyone returning from summer vacations and the announcements of industry events and conferences already filling the diary.

Aluminium 2014 was bigger and better than ever this year. As always, Aluminium International Today was in attendance and we enjoyed meeting you all at our busy booth!

Another exciting event to add to your 2015 diary has been launched by us here at Quartz Business Media: AluSolutions 2015 will be held in Toronto on 21st - 22nd October 2015. More information about how you can be involved and help to promote a sustainable aluminium industry can be found on page 26 or by visiting

Back to this issue and there is a host of relevant technical articles on bauxite and primary aluminium manufacturing, extrusion, rolling, and the environment.

There is also a supplement thrown in for good measure, with papers from the 6th International Conference on Electrodes and Support Services for Smelters, which was recently held in Iceland.

I hope you enjoy the issue!

Don’t forget you can also keep up to date with the latest news and industry views by following @AluminiumToday on Twitter, or by joining the LinkedIn group.

Nadine Firth,

September/October 2014 Contents

Recent News

Century: Third quarter 2014 financial results

Century Aluminum has reported net income of $50.4 million or $0.52 per common share for the third quarter of 2014 on higher aluminium prices and lower power prices in the Midwestern U.S.

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2030 Energy and Climate Package

In response to the EU Council Conclusions on the 2030 Climate and Energy package, the European aluminium industry has welcomed the confirmation that measures to stop investment leakage will continue after 2020.

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PMI’s 2014 Project of the Year Award

Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA), SNC-Lavalin, and Hatch received the coveted Project of the Year award at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Awards Gala.

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Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) appointment

The Board of Directors of Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) has appointed Eng. Abdullah bin Saif Al Saif as Chairman for the Board.

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Recent Features

Rotary crushing and material separation

Recycling materials through rotary crushing and material separation in the aluminium smelter

By David J Roth, GPS Global Solutions

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Breakthrough in Ultrasonic assisted industrial continuous casting

Ultrasonic continuous casting without centreline segregation, conventional degassing and grain refiners. By Hélder Puga PhD*, Miodrag Prokic MSc**, Nico van Dongen MBA**

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Presezzi Extrusion Group Advertorial

Presezzi Extrusion Group presents how it deals with the demanding market of aluminium hard alloys for automotive, aerospace and for forging.

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