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Novelis can sheet deal

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The agreement is effective from 1 January, 2010, when Novelis’ existing supply contract with the company expires. The agreement extends a long-running relationship between the two companies.

The contract covers the supply of body, end and tab can stock for use in the production of…

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Harbin mill expansion

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The mill is part of a hot and cold mill expansion, which will be erected in Harbin. The order is worth €13M and includes key electrical, mechanical components, automation and process technology.

The new rolling mill is scheduled to start production in August 2011.

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Alcoa to refurbish Cleveland forging press

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The Cleveland site produces large aluminum and titanium forgings for the defence, aerospace and industrial markets.

The press project will be completed by the end of 2011. It will involve the renovation of the 50kt press, a 92ft high machine – with four levels above and below the floor…

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Yixiang opens refining site

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The RMB2.2bn ($322.2M) facility, which started construction in 2007 as the second phase of the refinery, was completed at the end of last year but has since been left idled because of the market slump. It brings the company’s total capacity to 600kt/y.

The company sells its products…

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Hydro sells automotive structures activities

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The agreement is in line with Hydro’s strategy to focus its extruded activities on profiles solutions and building systems.

The deal is expected to be cash neutral for Hydro, and an estimated after tax loss of NOK250M ($44.2M) will be recognised in Hydro’s fourth quarter 2009 results.…

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