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Alcoa to restart idled US smelters

Published: January 10, 2011 by Greg Morris

The restarted facilities will increase Alcoa’s aluminum production by 137kt in 2011 and by 200kt/y thereafter.

Capacity will be restarted at the Massena East facility in Massena, NY; Wenatchee Works in Malaga, WA; and Intalco in Ferndale, WA. The restarts are occurring now to help Alcoa…

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GMDC to select Kutch partner soon

Published: January 07, 2011 by Greg Morris

V S Gadhvi, managing director, said it planned to announce the forthcoming Vibrant Gujarat event which begins on January 12.

GMDC has appointed two agencies to study the Expression of Interests, carry out a technical assessment and financial background checks of the applicant…

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Malaysia smelter restart

Published: January 06, 2011 by Greg Morris

The smelter would produce 200t to 400t of aluminium ingots a month in 2011, it said.

It announced in May last year the incorporation of Advance SCT (M) Sdn Bhd in Johor Baru to start smelting activities in Malaysia to produce aluminium ingot.

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Rio sells 61% of Alcan Engineered

Published: January 05, 2011 by Greg Morris

The company said Apollo Global Management was now the majority shareholder in a new holding company for AEP, with a 51% stake.

Fonds Strategique d'Investissement had 10% of AEP and Rio Tinto held 39%.

Rio Tinto said the terms of the transaction were confidential.

"The closing of our…

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Vedanta rejects Gujarat smelter

Published: January 04, 2011 by Greg Morris

It has decided against an expression of interest as invited by the state-owned Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation.

GMDC had invited EoIs for a 1Mt/y alumina refinery and a 500kt/y aluminium smelter project in the Kutch region. The bauxite requirement of the project is supposed to…

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Kaiser completes acquisition

Published: January 04, 2011 by Greg Morris

Alexco is a manufacturer of hard alloy extrusions for the aerospace industry based in Chandler, Arizona, USA.

The purchase became effective on January 1, 2011.

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