Aluminium International Today News

Novelis appointment

Published: August 15, 2011 by Greg Morris

He succeeds Alexandre Almeida, who is leaving the company to pursue other business interests.

Palmieri brings to Novelis more than 30 years of experience in the metals and engineering industries, including 25 years with Rio Tinto Alcan where he held a succession of international…

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Mongolian alumina project breaks ground

Published: August 15, 2011 by Greg Morris

The project is scheduled for completion in September 2012. The project is the first phase of an industrial cluster which also includes building another 800kt/y of alumina capacity, 500kt/y of electrolytic aluminium capacity and a 5x600MW coal-fire power plant. Total investment reportedly…

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€4M boost for Serbian processor

Published: August 12, 2011 by Greg Morris

The money will be used to refinance existing loans and provide working capital financing to the company.

The funding will contribute to a restructuring of Nissal’s balance sheet, improving the maturity structure of its liabilities and strengthening it as it gears up for future…

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Saudi project starts work on alumina refinery

Published: August 11, 2011 by Greg Morris

Executives from the two companies poured first concrete for the project’s 380kt/y rolling mill. The mill will be the only one in the Gulf region capable of producing food grade can sheet which has many applications including the manufacture of beverage cans.

The group also copleted the…

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Chinese Al imports up 4.4% y-o-y

Published: August 10, 2011 by Greg Morris

Reuters reports imports of alumina fell 14.3% to hit a record low of 60kt in July due to high international prices and sufficient domestic supply, data from the General Administration of Customs showed.

China previously was one of the world's top alumina importers, but it has increased…

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Asia Alum coil start up

Published: August 09, 2011 by Greg Morris

The hot coils, delivered to the inspection line by rail-bound coil transport cars, are inspected there and then taken to the high-bay storage system.

Integrated into the transport line is a strapping machine, which binds the coils at their circumference to ensure safety during transport…

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