Technology

Altech Inks US$60 MM Stream Finance Deal for High-Purity Alumina Project

Altech Inks US$60 MM Stream Finance Deal for High-Purity Alumina Project

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that the firm has landed a non-binding term sheet with a United States investment group for a US$60 million stream finance facility supporting its high-purity alumina (HPA) project. Per Altech, the unnamed financier has agreed...

Events

Alba Receives Two of Six World’s Largest Rectiformers at Line Six Site

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced last week that it was the proud recipient of one-third of the six rectifier transformer units needed for the completion of its Line 6 Expansion Project. Designed and built by Fuji Electric in Japan, the rectifier-transformer (a/k/a “rectiformer”) is rated for 120 kA at 1880V DC. The design in question […]

European Project Develops 3D-Printing Process for Applying Aluminium Stiffeners to Aerospace Fuselage Panels

A consortium of four European organizations has developed a method for producing self-reinforced fuselage panels by applying aluminium wire to said panels via additive manufacturing. Firms Stelia Aerospace and CT Ingénierie, and École Centrale de Nantes, all of France, and Constellium of the Netherlands developed the groundbreaking method under the auspices of their research and […]

First Aluminium Smelted at Hydro’s Revolutionary Karmøy Technology Pilot

Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro A.S.A. announced the first production of primary aluminium at its high-efficiency Karmøy Technology Pilot plant yesterday. “We’re now producing aluminium in the technology pilot, and we are very excited that we can now start to use this technology at an industrial scale,” explained Hilde Merete Aasheim, Hydro’s Executive Vice President […]

Rusal to Invest US$250 MM in Gas-Capture Technology at Four Aluminium Smelters

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal is planning to invest US$250 million in a five-year project to implement cutting-edge automation technology across several of its aluminium smelters. The proprietary technology, dubbed EcoSoderberg, was developed in Rusal’s Engineering and Technology Centre based in Krasnoyarsk and significantly improves efficiency by removing certain gases from the reduction cells. […]

Materion Lands Contract to Supply Aluminium Composite for Sensor Housing on RQ-4B Drone

Suburban Cleveland advanced materials manufacturer Materion Corporation announced last Thursday that it has been chosen by Charlotte, North Carolina aerospace and defense firm UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) to provide specialty aluminium for the production of a long-range sensor intended for use on the U.S. Air Force’s Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). […]