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GFG To Double Lochaber Smelter’s Capacity With Addition Of Aluminium Recycling Plant

GFG To Double Lochaber Smelter’s Capacity With Addition Of Aluminium Recycling Plant

Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance said last week it is preparing to invest £94 million in the construction of a new aluminium recycling facility in Scotland at its existing aluminium smelter at Lochaber. Local media said the investment would also include a doubling...

Norsk Hydro Partners With Arksen On New Sustainable Exploration And Research Vessel Project

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced earlier this week a partnership with British marine adventure company Arksen to produce new sustainable vessel designs featuring low-carbon aluminium. Arksen’s partnership with Hydro will give the firm access to marine-grade rolled and extruded aluminium as well as the expertise needed to produce affordable, economical solutions for maritime […]

Constellium Shipments Fell By 11 Percent In Third Quarter

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. released results for the third quarter of 2020 yesterday. A drop in demand due to the novel coronavirus pandemic impacted both production and profits during the quarter. In the just-ended quarter Constellium shipped 354 thousand metric tons of product, down by 11 percent on the year. Revenue […]

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 […]