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Gujarat refineries set to go ahead

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

All bauxite bearing areas in the state have been reserved for Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC).

GMDC has joint ventures with US-based Alu Chem and Ashapura Minechem to build alumina projects in the state with a capacity of 1Mt/y each. GMDC will hold a minority stake of 26%…

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Zak aluminium extrusions expo

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

It was held concurrently with the 7th Zak Glass Technology International, 6th Zak Doors & Windows and 19th ZAK IIID’s showcase. A total of 26 000 visitors attended the shows over four days.

Major exhibitors included Jindal Aluminium, Alufit India and Eurall Gnutti. The exhibitors…

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China and Malaysia plan Borneo site

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

Najib Razak, the Malaysian prime minister, said the agreement could result in projects worth $11bn in the Sarawak corridor of renewable energy, which runs along the northern coast of the island his nation shares with Indonesia and Brunei.

Mr Najib said the deal was signed in Kuala…

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Chinese see imports plunge

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The country’s imports of the metal were 26kt, down 77.8% from the previous month and the lowest since March 2009. Exports were minimal, at 3200t, although they were up slightly from September. Net imports for the month were 22.8kt, down 80.2% m-o-m.

Cumulative imports of the non-alloyed…

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Hindalco raises $983M refinery funds

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

The refinery is expected to start production from July 2011 and the order for machinery has been already placed. It involves an estimated INR65bn ($1.42bn) of planned capital expenditure, about 30% of which is being put up as equity by the company, while the rest is being raised as…

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All set for Aluminium 2010 show

Published: April 12, 2010 by Greg Morris

With the growth of the fair the number of exhibitors requesting space has grown. The halls are divided into six parts, namely primary production, semi-finished goods, surface treatment, casting and heat treatment, metal working and processing and joining of aluminium: (welding, bonding…

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