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Hydro Trans sold to investment group

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

It has activities in Norway, Finland and Denmark and has 20 employees at production sites in Norway and Denmark, and a sales office in Finland.

In 2009, Hydro Trans delivered 650t of aluminium-based systems. The company said it had struggled to achieve profitability, especially as…

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Nalco receives mining approval

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

It means the state-owned company can mine bauxite in Gudem and Katamraju Konda in Andhra Pradesh.

There is an estimated 85Mt of bauxite reserves at the two sites. Nalco plans to build an INR60bn ($1.29bn) 1.4Mt greenfield alumina refinery at Visakhapatnam to process the bauxite from…

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Dubal team develop melt bath technology

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

It makes use of technology to make the first start-up of potlines more effective and economical.

The company needed to provide a means to provide a melt bath for the start up of DX potlines at Emal. Different start up options such as dry start-up and transportation of molten bath and…

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Chinalco to build smelter

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The company plans to use the energy resources in Qingyang for power. The city government and Chinalco have signed a framework agreement to build the 500kt/y smelter and also develop a coal mine.

State-owned Chinalco is the parent of Chalco, which operates Chinalco's aluminium and…

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Universal chooses Nitrex system

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The facility produces 7000 series hard-alloy aluminum extrusions for the aerospace market.

The Nitrex nitriding system is designed for a small footprint surface that allows implementation in the customer’s facility. Despite its scale, the NX-412 has a deep chamber making it easy to load…

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Alcoa agrees power deal

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

 The agreement helps secure 528 jobs at the facility, along with associated economic benefits to the local and regional economy.

The new contract provides Alcoa with up to 320MW of power at the Industrial Power (IP) rate and will allow the plant to produce a total of 184kt/y.

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