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Altech’s Malaysian High-Purity Alumina Plant Sticking to Construction Schedule

Altech’s Malaysian High-Purity Alumina Plant Sticking to Construction Schedule

Altech Chemicals Ltd. issued an update today on the progress of its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant to be built in Johor, Malaysia. According to the press release, design and engineering of the plant is progressing according to schedule. The project’s engineering, procurement,...

EGA Places Order for Seventh Aluminium Billet Furnace from Austria’s Hertwich

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has ordered an additional batch homogenizing furnace from Austrian aluminium equipment manufacturer Hertwich Engineering. The order, placed late last month, is for a furnace to be utilized in the heat treatment of billets and is expected to go into operation later this year. The furnace in question, which is the seventh […]

GE and Aluminium of Greece Sign Agreement to Develop Digital Smelting Technology

American conglomerate General Electric (GE) and Mytilineos Group subsidiary Aluminium of Greece (AOG) entered into a ten-year agreement on Monday to develop digital smelter technology at GE’s laboratory in Dubai. According to officials from both firms, the technology under development is expected to usher in new and improved methods in smelter monitoring worldwide, leading to […]

Austal USA Christens Latest Aluminium-Hulled Combat Ship

Austal USA, the American branch of Australian shipbuilding company and defense contractor Austal, announced last weekend that it christened the new USS Tulsa (LCS 16), the sixteenth aluminium Independence-class trimaran littoral combat ship (LCS). The US$3.5 billion vessel is a 419-foot combat ship constructed with an aluminium trimaran hull. The aluminium construction makes the ship […]

IAI Introduces New Global Trade Data Visualization Application

Global aluminium trade group International Aluminium Institute (IAI) announced the launch of a new web-based application for visualizing the aluminium value chain. The institute’s new mass-flow visualizer aids the user in understanding the aluminium value chain from its beginning at the bauxite mine to its end as scrap. The program also details inter-regional trade flows […]