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Rising Raw Material Costs And Stoppages At Alunorte Take Toll On Norsk Hydro’s Q1 Numbers

Rising Raw Material Costs And Stoppages At Alunorte Take Toll On Norsk Hydro’s Q1 Numbers

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA reported results for the first quarter of 2019 yesterday. The firm struggled in the quarter mainly due to a spike in raw materials costs, mandatory curtailments at Alunorte, and the cyber attack against it earlier this...

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EGA Becomes First Mideast Firm To Gain ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Wednesday the successful certification of Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) against the ASI Performance Standard, making it the first Middle-Eastern firm to receive such certification. ASI certified EGA’s Al Taweelah plant, which boasts a nameplate capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. The certification attests to EGA’s adherence to […]

ASI Certifies Norsk Hydro Extrusion Plants In Germany And Belgium

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced last week the certification of Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro ASA subsidiary Hydro Aluminium Extruded Solutions’s plants at Bellenberg, Germany and Lichtervelde, Belgium to the organization’s ASI Performance Standards. Per the ASI, Hydro’s extrusions and profiles operations at the above plants have been certified against its standards for responsible […]

Research and Investment Hail Changing Tides for Montenegro’s KAP

On April 25, Montenegro’s Uniprom D.O.O. (owners of Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica, KAP) started construction works on a €15 million aluminium billets production plant with a planned capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year. Uniprom promised production to start by end of 2019. The company also plans to open in the coming months an €11 million plant […]