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Sale Of Duffel Plant To Alvance Clears Path For Novelis Purchase Of Aleris

Sale Of Duffel Plant To Alvance Clears Path For Novelis Purchase Of Aleris

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. yesterday announced the completion of the sale of its operations in Duffel, Belgium to GFG Alliance’s international aluminium subsidiary Alvance in compliance with conditions placed on it by the EU and China for purchase...

New Zealand Political Leaders Commit To Extending Talks With Rio Tinto To Keep Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter Running

Anglo-Australian metals mining giant Rio Tinto Group and the government of New Zealand both committed yesterday to continue talks aimed at continuing operations at the troubled aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point. In a statement emailed to Reuters, Rio Tinto’s Managing Director of Pacific Operations Kellie Parker said that the fact that the political will to […]

Alcoa Debuts World’s First Low-Carbon Smelter-Grade Alumina

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced last week an expansion of its low-carbon aluminium and alumina line Sustana. Per the firm, the line would expand by adding the industry’s first low-carbon, smelter-grade alumina EcoSource. Measured through the mining and refining process, EcoSource emits half the carbon dioxide equivalents per ton of alumina than the industry’s […]

ASI Certifies AMAG Ranshofen Under Its Chain of Custody Standard Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced last week the certification of AMAG Austria Metall AG’s plant in Ranshofen, Austria against its ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification. AMAG’s Ranshofen plant is the third of the company’s operations to be certified by ASI under its Performance Standard, which took place exactly two years ago this month. […]

Rusal Completes Redomiciliation From Jersey To Russian SAR

Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal announced yesterday the redomiciliation of its company to Russian soil. Rusal is now a corporate resident of the Oktyabrsky Island Special Administrative Region (SAR), in the Kaliningrad Region. The firm moves its domicile from Jersey, where it was incorporated under the country’s laws of limited liability. Rusal’s Chairman of […]

Gränges Obtains Regulatory Green Light For Purchase Of Aluminium Konin

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB announced earlier this week that it has obtained clearance from the EU Commission to proceed with its purchase of Polish flat-rolled aluminium producer Aluminium Konin. Gränges first announced the sale last November, in which it will purchase the Boryszew Group subsidiary for SEK2.3 billion (US$240.8 million). In addition to […]