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Constellium Launches Partnership To Develop Automotive Aluminium Technology

Constellium Launches Partnership To Develop Automotive Aluminium Technology

European value-added aluminium firm Constellium revealed yesterday a new partnership with Groupe Renault, ESI Group, Institut de Soudure (Welding Institute), and the University of Lorraine to develop lightweight, recyclable and cost-efficient aluminium solutions for the automotive market. The ~€7 million undertaking, dubbed...

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Norsk Hydro And Lyse Complete Combination Of Hydropower Assets In SW Norway

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA and municipal utility Lyse completed the merger of a portion of each’s hydropower production yesterday, forming the new company Lyse Kraft DA. Lyse Kraft will be the new owners of several hydropower assets in Norway’s southwestern reaches, including Røldal-Suldal Kraft (RSK). Hydro will continue to operate the plant, and […]

Metso Outotec Sells Aluminium Business To REEL International

Finnish mining operations and technology firm Metso Outotec announced yesterday the sale of its aluminium assets to French firm REEL International SAS for an undisclosed sum. Metso Outotec has had its alumnium business on the market for about a year prior to yesterday’s agreement, ultimately listing it as discontinued on its books. The parties say […]

Norsk Hydro Announces Successful Test Of Energy Saving Aluminium Smelting Tech

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced last week the successful verification of its new proprietary energy-saving primary aluminium technology at Technology Pilot at Karmøy, Norway. Per the firm, HAL4e is capable of producing primary aluminium using up to 15 percent less energy than the industry average. The two-year pilot program at Karmøy intended to […]

Production At ERG’s Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter Rose By 6 Percent In 2020

Eurasian Resources Group said this week that it greatly increased production of aluminium this year, as its Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter JSC (KAS) sought to catch up with increased demand on the European continent. The Kazakhstan smelter has a designed capacity of 250 thousand metric tons per annum, but ERG says the plant surpassed that total […]

Spanish Court Halts Curtailment Of San Ciprián Aluminium Smelter

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation halted plans to curtail its smelter in San Ciprián, Spain last week after a local court handed down a decision affecting the process for laying off the workforce there. The High Court of Justice of Galicia issued the decision last Thursday in a suit brought by the local workforce after […]