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Sapa Sells Cuprochimique to European Metal Supplies

Sapa Sells Cuprochimique to European Metal Supplies

Norway’s Sapa Group announced yesterday that it has divested itself of metal trading company Cuprochimique NV. Belgian firm European Metal Supplies NV are the new owners of Cuprochimique as of Wednesday, June 22. “Together with Cuprochimque we will strengthen our position in...

Events

Aluminium Beehive Lets Visitors Eavesdrop on Apian Conversations

London’s historic Kew Gardens is hosting a 56-foot tall aluminium beehive within which visitors may hear the “haunting” sound of bees communicating, and witness those sounds transformed into a pulsating light display. Wolfgang Buttress’s work, entitled “The Hive,” was first crafted as Great Britain’s entry in last year’s world expo in Milan, Italy. Over three […]

Romania’s Alro Announces US$53 MM Energy Efficiency Plan

Earlier this week Romanian aluminium company Alro SA announced the launch of a US$53 million investment plan for this fiscal year. The firm intends to use the investment to focus on increasing its energy and equipment efficiency, expanding its portfolio, increasing competitiveness, and boosting product quality. “Alro has a constant strategy for reducing energy consumption, […]

Sapa and Norsk Hydro Agree to New Supply Contract

Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA, announced yesterday that it has come to an open-ended agreement with Norwegian extruded aluminium provider Sapa AS. The new agreement, which is for Norsk Hydro to provide extrusion ingot to Sapa, is to begin next year. The new agreement between […]

Norsk Hydro Announces New Long-Term Power Contract for Neuss Plant

Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA, announced yesterday that it has secured a long-term power contract for its aluminium plant in Neuss, Germany. The contract with Swiss energy company Axpo Trading AG is for 1.3 TWh (150 MW) annually in the five year period from 2021 […]