Aluminium International Today News

Sebree, Kentucky $37M expansion

Published: March 18, 2011 by Greg Morris

“This is a major project for the Sebree plant, one that is critical for the smelter’s longevity,” said Stephane Leblanc, plant manager at the Sebree aluminium smelter.

The anode bake furnace will be utilised to bake 1600 pound green anodes that are used in the smelting process. This…

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Vale deal

Published: March 18, 2011 by Greg Morris

The transaction, valued at $5.27bn, will secure Norsk Hydro’s supply of raw material for aluminium production.

It will hold, among other assets, 60% in one of the largest bauxite mines in the world, Paragominas.

Hydro has an obligation to take over the remaining 40% stake in…

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Chinalco profit

Published: March 18, 2011 by Greg Morris

The company’s operating income in 2010 was RMB200.3bn ($30.4bn), up 41% y-o-y.

It attributed the improvement in profitability to rising prices of metals products as well as the company’s efforts to cut costs. The company aims to reap about RMB210bn ($31.9bn) in operating income in…

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Scottish generator

Published: March 18, 2011 by Greg Morris

The hydroelectric generators have the capacity to generate the plant’s required electricity supply, as well as the potential to generate additional power.

As a result of the increased power generation, aluminium production at Lochaber could increase from 43kt to 50kt/y.

The new…

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Work begins on bauxite deposits in Vietnam

Published: March 18, 2011 by Greg Morris

This was the first operation of the Lam Dong Bauxite-Alumina Complex, nearly four years after the project received approval.

The mining works, conducted by the Ha Tu Coal Joint Stock Company under the Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin), will supply materials for…

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Novelis in $18M plant expansion

Published: March 17, 2011 by Greg Morris

Construction has started on a multi-chamber melting furnace and ancillary equipment that will recycle 50kt/y of aluminium scrap to feed the rolling mills of Alunorf aluminium rolling complex.

Alunorf is a joint venture of Novelis and Norsk Hydro and is based near Neuss, Germany.

The…

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