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Gränges To Purchase Remaining Interest In GETEK From Erbslöh For €8.5 Million

Gränges To Purchase Remaining Interest In GETEK From Erbslöh For €8.5 Million

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB said yesterday it has agreed to buy the remaining 49-percent interest in aluminium billet producer GETEK GmbH from German firm Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH for €8.5 million (US$10.1 million). Per Gränges, GETEK’s addition to its portfolio will...

Rusal Debuts Pilot Program To Produce Aluminium Smelting Pots With Inert Anodes

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal said yesterday it has begun testing operations for a pilot program dedicated to producing industrial electrolytic cells with inert anodes. The pilot program’s new anodes are notable due to their improved design and industry-leading low carbon footprint. Rusal says the new design produced by the pilot program will replace […]

Rusal Plans US$190 Million Refit To Sayanogorsk Electrode Production Equipment

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth U. C. Rusal said yesterday it plans to invest about US$190 million to modernize electrode production at the Sayanogorsk smelter over the next three years. Per the firm, the move has two main benefits. Firstly, the improvements will make the anodes run more economically, boosting their energy efficiency indicators. Control of […]

Rio Tinto And STAS Partner To Market Advanced Compact Filtration Technology To Global Aluminium Smelters

Anglo-Australian mining behemoth Rio Tinto Group and Quebec’s aluminium equipment provider STAS jointly announced last week a partnership to commercialize advanced compact filtration technology (ACF) for aluminium cast houses. The ACF technology, which was developed by Rio Tinto, will be manufactured and marketed by STAS to buyers throughout the world. ACF technology is the result […]

Vedanta To Deploy GE’s Digital Smelter Technology At Jharsuguda Aluminium Smelter

London-based metals miner Vedanta Ltd. and American multinational conglomerate General Electric Company (GE) jointly announced yesterday that they have agreed to place GE’s digital smelter technology in Vedanta’s Jharsuguda smelter in an effort at improving the site’s productivity and efficiency. The partnership between the two firms is the first such installation at any aluminium smelter […]

Cutting Edge Siemens Gas Turbine Installed At EGA Power Project

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) last week announced the successful transport from port and installation of the biggest gas turbine in the United Arab Emirates into its under-construction power block. The firm said in a statement that the Siemens H-class gas turbine was transported from its location at the Jebel Ali port about 10 miles […]