Beijing Urges End To Aluminium Capacity’s Migration Westward

Beijing Urges End To Aluminium Capacity’s Migration Westward

Beijing told aluminium smelters earlier this week that increased production in the country’s western regions shouldn’t be encouraged despite current industry trends. The central government made the same directive for coke production as well. The trend in recent months and years has...

Last-Minute Deal Averts Strike At Rio Tinto’s Straumsvík Aluminium Smelter

Labor narrowly averted a strike at Rio Tinto’s Straumsvík aluminium smelter last week after the five unions and the SA Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise hammered out an agreement in an all-night meeting. With a strike scheduled for 8 AM the next day, union representatives came to an agreement to postpone the work shutdown. The plant’s […]

Norsk Hydro And Lyse Merge Hydropower Assets Into New Joint Partnership

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA and compatriot industrial group Lyse announced earlier this week the formation of a joint hydropower company that will be the result of a merger of the two firms’ hydroelectric assets. The new company will operate under the name Lyse Kraft DA and feature an annual power production capacity of […]