Aluminium International Today News

Hydro opens recycling centre

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

This brings Hydro’s total recycling capacity in Germany to 150kt/y of aluminium and significantly reduce carbon emissions.

The third furnace within three years has been built as part of the new recycling centre at Alunorf, the world’s largest aluminium remelting and rolling facility,…

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Jaguar selects Novelis’ aluminium

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The redesigned version of Jaguar’s flagship vehicle features a lightweight structure and body panels made of aluminium sheet. Jaguar says the aluminium body helps make the XJ at least 150kg lighter than its main rivals, improving performance, handling and economy, while delivering…

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Companies win aluminium train order

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The new trains will be made of an aluminium light alloy in order to reduce energy consumption and will allow the multiple traction use to increase the passenger transport capacity in rush hour.

The two railway companies, Sistemi Territoriali and Ferrovie Emilia Romagna, jointly launched…

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Wagstaff opens Chinese centre

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

The centre in Qingdao, Shandong Province, will provide replacement parts, local customer service contacts, customer training, startup services and technical support.  Long-term goals of the centre include equipment rehabilitation services for components and casting systems.  Wagstaff…

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Bauxite operations help earn Noranda revenue

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

It is the first quarter since Noranda fully acquired both operations from Century Aluminum Company.

For the third quarter of 2009, Noranda reported net income of $8M, compared to a net loss of $12.1M in Q2 2009 and $22.4M in Q3 2008, the company said in its preliminary…

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Billiton shelves Cambodia bauxite plan

Published: November 01, 2009 by Greg Morris

They have also cancelled plans to build an aluminium refinery in the region, officials said.

The companies have informed the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy that they will not use their exclusive right to mine the area under the terms of a 2006 mineral-exploration agreement…

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