Aluminium International Today News

Mexican contract

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The refurbishment at its Tulpetlac facility will replace the existing mill controls with a Fata Hunter ‘h System’ mill automation package.

Almexa said it would improve the gauge accuracy and flatness of the rolled products and increase overall mill efficiency. The project also includes…

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UK smelter closes

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The owners said the site was too expensive to run in its present form.

But many workers are angry that the company turned down £48M from the UK and Welsh Assembly Governments to keep its business going. A union representative said work prospects for the 390 people losing their jobs in…

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Rio Tinto Alcan cancels S Africa smelter plan

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The action followed a move by South Africa’s government and energy supplier Eskom to terminate an energy supply deal for the 720kt/y shelter planned for Coega in the Eastern Cape province.

Alcan Inc, later Rio Tinto Alcan, entered an electricity supply agreement with Eskom in 2006 ahead…

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Romanian recycling aim

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The figure was published at the first Aluminium Can Recycling initiative in Romania (ALUCRO) seminar. It was disclosed that collected cans are baled and transported for recycling to the main aluminium cansheet producers in Europe.

Alucro started in early 2009 with school campaigns in…

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Kaiser beats analysts forecasts

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

But Kaiser’s performance suggested, according to its chief executive Jack Hockema, that the economic and market environment was still ‘challenging’ with overall demand still weak.

Kaiser’s higher revenue was attributed to a surge in sales by automobile manufacturers and a decline in…

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Outotec agrees Indian deal

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The pair signed a contract with Anrak to provide clarification and red mud-washing technologies as well as services for its alumina refinery in Andhra Pradesh, India. The contract value is E14M.

Outotec is responsible for the delivery of the technology, which includes basic process…

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