Asia

OCEA Launches Largest Ever Aluminium Offshore Patrol Vessel For Philippine Coast Guard

OCEA Launches Largest Ever Aluminium Offshore Patrol Vessel For Philippine Coast Guard

French shipbuilder OCEA launched the world’s largest aluminium offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ever built last week as part of an international competition to highlight the cost effectiveness and CO2 emissions reduction possible when using aluminium hulls. Built as part of a contract...

Events

EGA Notes Importance Of UAE Aluminium To European Automotive Sector At German Trade Show

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) reminded European automotive manufacturers of the importance of aluminium produced by smelters in the United Arab Emirates to the continent’s automotive sector at a trade event late last month in Germany. Presenting at the 14th International Foundry Trade Fair With Technical Forum (GIFA) in Düsseldorf, EGA noted its supplies agreements […]

Nalco To Branch Out Into Aluminium Alloys, Battery Production: Chand

In a wide-ranging interview with domestic media, National Aluminium Company Ltd’s (Nalco) chief Tapan Kumar Chand explained the firm’s plan to insulate itself from a volatile aluminium trade by diversifying into a range of new areas, including lithium mining, aerospace alloys, and mineral trading. “Nalco is building on its expertise in bauxite mining and aluminium […]

Despite Lobbying, India Government Passes On Rise In Aluminium Scrap Duties

Although the Indian Primary Aluminum Association has intensely lobbied the Indian government for a raise on scrap metal imports, New Delhi’s budget for the upcoming year has no provisions for an increase on aluminium-rich zorba scrap metal import duties. Indian aluminium firms stepped up calls for a rise in aluminium scrap import duties after the […]

Alba Records 25-Percent Rise In Aluminium Sales Volume In Year’s Opening Half

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. released production numbers for the second quarter of 2019 over the weekend. Despite sagging prices at the London Metal Exchange, Alba turned in double-digit increases in both sales volume and throughput in the quarter. During the year’s second quarter Alba recorded a sales volume of 311,928 metric tons, up by 25 percent […]

Indian Government Funds Technology Transfer For Transition To Aluminuim Rail Coaches

India’s government has taken steps to obtain technology for producing all-aluminium railway coaches, phasing out heavier and less efficient conventional rolling stock. Commenting to India’s Lok Sabha last week, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that, from the current fiscal year forward, Indian Railways would produce exclusively Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) aluminium-body coaches. “Action has also […]