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Dunkirk Aluminium Smelter Standing Pat On Production Despite Relief From The Government

Dunkirk Aluminium Smelter Standing Pat On Production Despite Relief From The Government

Europe’s largest aluminium smelter is not planning for further production cuts after the recently-begun 15 percent cut in aluminium output announced last week. Such was the message given by an Aluminium Dunkerque spokesperson on Friday. Per the spokesperson, the Dunkirk aluminium smelter...

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Alro Acquires Vimetco Trading For Undisclosed Sum

Late last month Romanian aluminium company Alro SA (Alro Slatina) announced the acquisition of Vimetco PLC’s subsidiary Vimetco Trading SRL for an undisclosed sum. According to the relevant announcement, Alro paid “the assessed market value” for Vimetco Trading to Vimetco Management Romania. Alro consummated the purchase in order to take advantage of the synergies it […]

Hydro’s Slovalko Aluminium Smelter To Cut Capacity By 35 Thousand MTPA

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced this week that it will make deeper cuts to production at its primary aluminium plant in Slovakia due to sustained high prices for electricity. Slovalko’s board of directors made the decision to reduce production to 60 percent of the plant’s nameplate capacity as it estimated that the high […]

Alcoa To Curtail Aluminium Production At San Ciprián Until 2024

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced this week that it has come to an agreement with the labor force at San Ciprián aluminium smelter in Spain on a two-year closure of the plant in response to the jump in the cost of powering the plant in recent months and years. Per the firm, the plant […]

Uniprom To Shutter Production At Aluminium Plant Podgorica By Day’s End

The owner of the Aluminium Plant Podgorica (Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica a/k/a KAP) will be shuttering the plant by the end of the day today according to local media. Uniprom made the announcement on Sunday, when the plant had already been well underway in the shutdown process. Nebojsa Dozic, the General Manager of KAP elaborated on […]

Norsk Hydro To Invest NOK60 MM At Årdal Aluminium Smelter

Norway aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced this week NOK60 million (US$6.6 million) in improvements to Årdal aluminium smelter’s electrolysis cells aimed at improving efficiency, safety, and profitability at the plant. The firm said in a press release that improvements at the plant would commence next spring and will include upgrades to the next-generation cell […]