Aluminium International Today News

Saudi delivery

Published: July 30, 2011 by Greg Morris

Outotec will deliver two calciners to the jv’s integrated aluminium complex at Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia.

The cost for the calciners is approximately €62M.

Outote’s scope of delivery includes process technology and design, civil work, detailed engineering and construction as well as…

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Indian smelter

Published: July 29, 2011 by Greg Morris

The company has so far invested around Rs 40,000-crore in its Lanjigarh and Jharsuguda projects in Orissa. It has set up a greenfield alumina refinery with a capacity of 1Mt/y at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi.

VAL also plans to set up an Aluminium Park in Jharsuguda that will co-locate…

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Brazil energy price shock

Published: July 29, 2011 by Greg Morris

PWC indicates that the Brazilian tax burden is higher than 35% (federal, state and municipal), reaching 45% when considering other charges and labour sector.

The matter is being dealt with by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, which said it has developed a technical study on the…

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Chalco loses out

Published: July 29, 2011 by Greg Morris

The Chinese aluminium producer was granted the leases in 2007 after Chalco and the state government signed an agreement worth AU$2.9bn on the development of the project.

Conditions attached to the leases involved not only mining but construction of a refinery to turn the bauxite into…

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Aluminium beverage can recycling rate rises

Published: July 29, 2011 by Greg Morris

The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the EU 27 increased by 1.2% to 64.3% in 2009.

Despite the difficult economic situation the consumption of aluminium beverage cans in wider Europe remained at 34bn units - it was possible to collect and recycle a further 400M in…

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Lizhong expands

Published: July 28, 2011 by Greg Morris

Headquartered in Baoding, Hebei Province the group owns 10 subsidiaries, including six wheel producers on the Chinese mainland.

It is working on an expansion project designed to produce 1.6M units of aluminium wheels a year. In the future, it will construct two more projects, with one…

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