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Dunkerque Aluminium Smelter Achieves ASI Certification

Dunkerque Aluminium Smelter Achieves ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) said Wednesday that ALVANCE Aluminium Dunkerque achieved certification to its Performance Standard. Currently Europe’s largest aluminium smelter, the Dunkerque plant produces more than 284 thousand metric tons each year. The plant, which employs almost 600 workers, specializes...

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European Commission Launches Anti-Dumping Investigation Into Chinese Flat-Rolled Aluminium

The European Union announced last week the commencement of an anti-dumping investigation on imports from Chinese producers of flat-rolled aluminium products. Per the European Commission, the industry provided enough evidence of the harm to supplies of raw materials in the Union the underpriced imports of flat-rolled aluminium from China has wrought. The formal complaint to […]

Liberty House In Talks With Alcoa Over San Ciprián Aluminium Smelter

Per the Spanish government, Liberty House is a front-runner to buy Alcoa’s San Ciprián smelter, noting that the two firms are planning on seven weeks of negotiations prior to the emergence of a final deal for the 228 thousand metric tons per annum plant. Both the regional and national governments issued a statement about the […]

Rio Tinto Says Landsvirkjun’s Anti-Competitive Actions May Lead To Iceland Aluminium Smelter’s Closure

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group last week filed a formal complaint with the Icelandic government on claims that the firm’s power supplier to the Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd (ISAL) aluminium smelter engaged in anti-competitive behavior. The firm submitted its complaint to the Icelandic Competition Authority (ICA) on Wednesday, saying energy provider Landsvirkjun conducted discriminatory […]

Gränges And Alcoa Partner On Low-Carbon Aluminium Production

Yesterday Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB and American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corp announced an agreement to partner on a collaboration aimed at reducing the aluminium value chain’s impact upon the climate. The agreement will have Gränges sourcing ECOLUM rolling slabs, which are part of Alcoa’s SUSTANA range of low-carbon products. The entire product line […]