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Power Outage Idles 45 Pots At Norsk Hydro’s Karmøy Plant As Recovery From Cyber Attack Continues

Power Outage Idles 45 Pots At Norsk Hydro’s Karmøy Plant As Recovery From Cyber Attack Continues

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA is recovering from a power outage that resulted in the several pots at its Karmøy plant. Hydro said on Monday that the outage affected one of the site’s two potlines. The line, which boasts a nameplate...

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Uniprom Announces €26 Million In Upgrades To Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica

A substantial renovation at Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica (KAP) may be in the near future, as the plant’s owner announced a €26-million project to overhaul and upgrade the site’s refining equipment. Industry media reported on Tuesday that Uniprom plans to install an €11-million silumin production unit on site, featuring a production capacity of 30 thousand metric […]

EU Regulators Launch Anti-Trust Investigation Into Novelis’ Purchase Of Aleris

Anti-trust regulators in the European Union said yesterday that they had opened an investigation into the proposed US$2.6 billion purchase of Atlanta’s rolled-aluminium firm Aleris by rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. In comments made by Europe’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, the regulators’ intent was to ensure competitiveness in the value-added aluminium market. “Our […]

Icelandic Firm Develops First All-Aluminium Vehicle

An Icelandic firm announced the debut of the country’s first vehicle to be made almost entirely of domestically-produced aluminium earlier this week. Start-up firm Ísar made the big reveal on Wednesday of the eponymous vehicle, of which the first five have already been produced and sold. The firm boasts that the vehicle is substantially lighter […]

Recovery Underway At Norsk Hydro After Cyber Attack

Norsk Hydro ASA yesterday provided an update regarding the cyber attack the firm experienced earlier this week, indicating that significant progress has been made toward returning their IT system to service. Per the firm, its technical team has been collaborating with third-party specialists to track down the source of the attack. At present a plan […]