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March/April News in Briefs (1)

Published: March 14, 2011 by Greg Morris

Rusal resumes construction

UC Rusal has received credit funds from VEB for the construction of the first start-up complex of the Boguchansky aluminium smelter and that it has resumed works at the construction site.

Wells are being drilled to secure a water supply for the site.…

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March/April News in Briefs (2)

Published: March 14, 2011 by Greg Morris

January production rise

Daily average primary aluminium output rose to 68.6kt  in January from a revised 68.5kt in December, provisional figures from the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) showed.

Total production in January was 2.216Mt compared with a revised 2.122Mt in…

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Aba smelter plans production increase

Published: March 11, 2011 by Greg Morris

The production increase will be realized by the smelter’s 90kt/y phase-2 project, which completed construction and went into production in October last year. The smelter presently has a 200kt/y capacity.

In addition, the company started building an alloy/semis project last year, with…

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Hydro to expand production

Published: March 10, 2011 by Greg Morris

Executive Vice President Johnny Undeli said in Metal Bulletin’s Bauxite and Alumina Conference in Miami this week the company is now fourth in the world in terms of alumina volume brought to market.

This position will grow stronger after planned expansions in Brazil.

He said: “The…

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Nalco signs knowledge agreement

Published: March 09, 2011 by Greg Morris

Bayers' process is normally used for extraction of alumina from bauxite while the new process has been developed in-house by Nalco.

In an attempt to commercialize the R&D process developed by Nalco, the agreement was signed on behalf of the Company by Mr PK Mohapatra ED (P&T) and Mr N…

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Sapa in Indian acquisition

Published: March 09, 2011 by Greg Morris

The plant, which was built in 2009, is an integrated one-press extrusion facility with both powder coating and anodizing capabilities.

Sapa has already established a manufacturing plant for extrusion based thermal management applications in Bangalore, and the transaction with Alufit…

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