Eurasian Resources Group said this week that it greatly increased production of aluminium this year, as its Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter JSC (KAS) sought to catch up with increased demand on the European continent. The Kazakhstan smelter has a designed capacity of 250...
Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation halted plans to curtail its smelter in San Ciprián, Spain last week after a local court handed down a decision affecting the process for laying off the workforce there. The High Court of Justice of Galicia issued the decision last Thursday in a suit brought by the local workforce after […]
Last week the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative welcomed Vimetco Extrusion as a new Industrial User, raising its total membership worldwide to 150. Vimetco is Romania’s vertically-integrated aluminium extrusion firm. Founded in 2006, the firm operates a pair of extrusion presses and employs over 200 individuals. Its primary products are 6xxx aluminium alloys. “In Vimetco Extrusion we […]
Russian Federation aluminium behemoth UC Rusal announced last week that it has been chosen as Hyundai Sungwoo Holdings Co, Ltd.’s preferred long-term supplier of sustainable primary aluminium and aluminium alloys. Through Hyundai Sungwoo, Rusal will be supplying Hyundai Motors Group, which produces the Hyundai and Kia automotive brands. Rusal notes the market share Hyundai commands […]
Anglo-Australian metals titan Rio Tinto Group announced a plan to increase the capacity of the recycling operations at Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, in order to offer more low-carbon and recycled aluminium to rolled aluminium buyers in North America. The US$8.4 million project will consist largely of the installation of a new remelt furnace in the Laterrière Plant’s […]
Australian mineral exploration firm Lindian Resources Limited obtained the Guinean government’s sign-off to take title to 61 percent of the Woula bauxite project this week. The terms of the deal allow Lindian to take a further 14 percent by funding a JORC-compliant feasibility or scoping study at the site in the first 18 months of […]
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