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Norsk Hydro To Invest NOK60 MM At Årdal Aluminium Smelter

Norsk Hydro To Invest NOK60 MM At Årdal Aluminium Smelter

Norway aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced this week NOK60 million (US$6.6 million) in improvements to Årdal aluminium smelter’s electrolysis cells aimed at improving efficiency, safety, and profitability at the plant. The firm said in a press release that improvements at the...


Alba Opens US$37.5 MM Spent Pot Lining Treatment Plant

Earlier this month Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) inaugurated its Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Plant, which is part of the firm’s US$37.5 million zero-waste plant. The 26,000 square meter is the first of its kind in the Middle East. Construction began at the end of 2019 and was completed on schedule despite challenges posed by […]

Rusal Opens New Low-Carbon Aluminium Smelter In Siberia

Russian aluminium titan UC Rusal announced this week the opening of the first phase of its new low-carbon aluminium smelter Taishet Aluminium Smelter (TaAZ) in Siberia. In a press release Rusal touted the new TaAZ smelter as among the greenest aluminium smelters on Earth. The plant runs on hydroelectricity produced in Siberia, utilizes a gas […]

South32 Negotiates US$1.4-Billion Sustainability Linked Revolving Credit Facility

Australian metals miner South32 announced this week the successful refinancing of a US$1.4 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility. The new, five-year loan is among the mining industry’s first sustainability-linked credit facility. The facility, which includes an option to extend by two more years, includes benchmarks for reducing emissions and improving efficient use of electricity and […]