Aluminium International Today News

Innovation challenge

Published: January 04, 2018 by Nadine Bloxsome

Phase 1 of the ALLIANCE Lightweight Open Innovation Challenge is drawing to a close and lightweight innovators have until February 1st to perfect and submit their innovative lightweight solutions.

The winners will get technical support throughout the period of the Lightweight Open…

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Optimising production

Published: December 21, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

Quintiq has announced its partnership with Alro, the largest aluminium smelter in the Central and non-CIS Eastern European region.

Quintiq’s solution will provide capacity planning, inventory management and production scheduling support capabilities.   A member of the world’s seventh…

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EGA alumina deal

Published: December 21, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

Emirates Global Aluminium has signed a three-year alumina supply agreement with Vinacomin, a Vietnamese state-owned firm.

Under the agreement, Vinacomin will supply EGA with up to 300,000 tonnes of alumina per year. Alumina is the feedstock for aluminium smelters. The deal is the first…

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ASI Update

Published: December 21, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has launched a new Certification program for the aluminium value chain, focused on responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of this important industrial metal.  

Aluminium is a versatile and highly recyclable metal that is seeing growing…

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Upgrade and start up

Published: December 15, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

Hydro has made an investment decision to upgrade and start up the second production line at Hydro Husnes, Norway.

With both lines in operation, production of primary aluminium at Husnes will double.

In the restart of the line, which was shut down in 2009, Hydro will introduce new…

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EGA: Port agreement

Published: December 12, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

Emirates Global Aluminium has signed a long-term port facility agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to use some of the world’s largest bulk cargo vessels to import raw materials through Khalifa Port.

With this agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will be able to develop the port to become the first in the…

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