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Innovatherm appointments

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The company has also appointed Domenico Di Lisa as its sales director as well as managing director of innovatherm’s Indian subsidiary innosat Project Private Ltd.

Wolfgang Uhrig remains managing director of the commercial division and the development of special products.

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$5.6bn Qatalum plant ‘on time and on budget’

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

HE the Deputy Premier, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah said he was ‘delighted’ at the progress made by the project so far.

“It is more than 90% complete. I can confirm that the first aluminium roll-out from our plant would be before December. We are on time and within budget,” al-Attiyah…

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Chalco delays investment in Australian refinery

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

Chalco has delayed a decision on the construction of a $2.2bn alumina refinery in Queensland, Australia due to market uncertainty.

The decision to mine bauxite in Cape York and refine it at Bowen, Queensland was previously scheduled for September or October 2009. However, despite being…

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Altek buys Tardis

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

Altek Europe said it was committed to continue to support the Tardis brand and product in the aluminium market. Alan Peel, Altek managing director, said it had recruited commissioning and service staff from J McIntyre.

He said it was their intention to develop the dross press technology…

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UC Rusal strikes Chinese deal

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The Chinese company, officially known as China North Industries Corporation, said the deal meant Rusal would supply 20kt/m of aluminium to Shanghai for sale on the spot market.

Rusal is trying to reach agreement with foreign creditors on $7.3bn of debt by mid-November to pave the way…

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Chinese production at record levels

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

But the production ramp-up has caused downward pressures on the market. Latest data from the CNIA shows that China’s primary production hit a record 1.22Mt in September, up 5.7% m-o-m and rising 5.5% y-o-y, the first y-o-y gain seen this year.

That equates to an annual rate of 14.83Mt,…

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