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Questek wins research contract

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The alloys will help address energy, aerospace, environmental and operational needs for the US Department of Energy and the Office of Naval Research.

It was awarded the ‘Computational Design of High-Strength, Anodize-Free Stainless Aluminum Alloys for Aerospace Applications’ from the US…

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UC Rusal signs engineering agreement

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

Rusal Vami, Rusal’s in-house engineering institute signed the agreement with Russian industrial equipment manufacturer Power Machines Company.

Rusal Vami will provide engineering services for the first stage of a RUS6bn ($204.7M) construction project to build a power equipment…

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Alcan Cable to shed 33 jobs

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

Alcan Cable is to shed 33 jobs at its Roseburg, Oregon, USA plant, citing a significant drop-off in business and corporate-wide reorganisation.

Oregon’s Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development received an official Warn Act notice of the layoffs. A list of affected…

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US production decreases

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The US annual rate of primary aluminium production was 1.62M short tons in November 2009, down 34.4% from the November 2008 total of 2.46Mst.

Compared to the previous month, the annual rate of production rose 0.8% over the October 2009 annual rate of 1.67Mst. The year-to-date annual…

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Vedanta site imports alumina

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The company has also approached Nalco to buy alumina, said Mukesh Kumar, chief operating officer of Orissa projects at Vedanta Aluminium. The company started its 250kt/y smelter in Jharsuguda, Orissa in June 2008 and used alumina sourced from its refinery in nearby Lanjigarh.

Vedanta…

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Climate U-turn is criticised

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The Aluminium Federation (ALFED) said the government’s decision to cut the CCL allowance for companies in the UK’s Climate Change Agreement from the current 80% to 65% will cost its members an additional £4M/y.

The UK Government had previously offered tax relief of 80% on the levy…

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