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Ghana Bauxite in rail appeal

Published: May 21, 2010 by Greg Morris

According to the GBC Ltd, it has the capacity to produce about 1Mt/y of bauxite, which ought to be transported to Takoradi by rail.

However, the railway line has deteriorated to such an extent that half of its bauxite is transported by road. It has been impacting on profit for several…

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Maaden/Alcoa award smelter contracts

Published: May 21, 2010 by Greg Morris

Reuters reports the Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Maaden), said that the contracts were for the construction of the integrated  complex at Ras Azzour. It did not give the value of the contracts.

WorleyParsons and Fluor won the supervision, engineering and procurements for the complex's…

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Novelis milestone

Published: May 21, 2010 by Greg Morris

The company's focus on beverage can recycling saved more than 76 trillion BTUs of energy in the last year - the equivalent of  13M barrels of oil. 

These savings avoided the emission of 5Mt of greenhouse gases - equal to taking more than 900000 cars off the road for a year.

In 2009,…

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Nalco in wind plan

Published: May 21, 2010 by Greg Morris

The state-owned company is in the process of inviting bids for setting up a 50MW wind energy project, possibly in Gujarat, Rajasthan or Tamil Nadu.

Nalco would enter into separate contracts with the successful bidder for sale of land, engineering, procurement and construction, and…

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Inalco 2010 event

Published: May 21, 2010 by Greg Morris

It will be held at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands from 23 to 25 June 2010. Already 70 experts from universities, research institutes and the industry out of 18 countries submitted abstracts on all aspects of light metals for oral or poster…

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Alro secures contract

Published: May 21, 2010 by Greg Morris

It means Alro can secure its own aluminium production in Romania and can develop the production of higher added value products in its Slatina site.

This, along with securing the alumina supply for Slatina via Alum Tulcea, gives Alro a platform to continue production with long term,…

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