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

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...

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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 […]

Rusal Wins Innovation Award For Dry Cleaning Gas System

Russian Federation aluminium giant UC Rusal announced last week its receipt of a national award for its dry cleaning gas system (DGCS) in operation at three of its aluminium smelters. Rusal received the Vernadsky National Environmental Award in the “Innovative eco-efficient technologies in industry and energy” category for the project, which was developed by a […]

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 […]

EGA Inks Agreement With INALUM For Technical Assistance On Upgrades To North Sumatra Aluminium Smelter

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced on Tuesday an agreement with PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (INALUM) to supply technological assistance as INALUM upgrades its aluminium smelter in North Sumatra. The firm will upgrade INALUM’s existing technology from almost 40 years ago, they said. The 18-month project is intended to boost the plant’s aluminium output by 20 […]