Slovalco Ends Aluminium Production After 70 Years

Slovalco Ends Aluminium Production After 70 Years

After 70 years of aluminium production, Slovakia’s lone smelter is calling it quits. Slovalco announced last week that it has made the decision to end aluminium smelting due to ever-rising energy prices. The plant, which is located in Žiar nad Hronom, said...


Production Cut By 30% At Kwinana Alumina Refinery Due To Natural Gas Shortage

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation said this week that it plans to cut production at its joint venture alumina refinery in Kwinana, Western Australia, by about 30 percent due to a natural gas shortage. Alcoa said in a statement that one of the alumina refinery’s units has been taken offline already, while the remaining active […]

Canyon Resources Signs MOU With Port Authority Of Douala On Development Of Infrastructure

Perth-based mineral miner Canyon Resources Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Port Authority of Douala this week to develop infrastructure at Port of Douala-Bonabéri in the African country of Cameroon. Per Canyon Resources, the MOU lays out the groundwork upon which Canyon Resources and the Port Authority may partner on developing and upgrading […]

Norsk Hydro Teams Up With World Wide Wind On Offshore Wind Turbine Project

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA and compatriot floating wind turbine producer World Wide Wind AS have agreed to collaborate on the use of aluminium in renewable wind industry. Ultimately the partnership hopes to yield a design for a floating wind turbine specific to offshore conditions. The two firms say they are working toward incorporating […]

Hindalco Joins Aluminium Stewardship Institute As Production And Transformation Member

Indian aluminium producer Hindalco Industries Limited joined The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) last month as a new production and transformation member. Hindalco is the flagship company of Aditya Birla Group. The firm operates an integrated alumina refinery and aluminium smelter in Renukoot, India that has a nameplate aluminium production total of 420 thousand metric tons […]