Technology

Constellium Lauded by U.S. Army for Aluminium Armor Plate Design

Constellium Lauded by U.S. Army for Aluminium Armor Plate Design

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. has been named a recipient of the 2017 Defense Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Achievement Award for their work in the development of aluminium armor plate. Constellium’s work under the U.S. Army’s Affordable Protection from Objective...

Events

EGA Finishes US$300 MM Upgrade to Aluminium Smelter

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced yesterday the completion of its three-year, US$300-million project to upgrade production lines at its aluminium smelter at Jebel Ali. According to the firm, the plant’s production lines are now powered by proprietary technology that both increases production and reduces operating costs and environmental degradation. As of now, EGA’s […]

Hydro Opens New Technological Pilot Operation at Karmøy

Norsk Hydro ASA inaugurated its new aluminium-smelting operation at Karmøy late last week. The company hails the new plant as being the most climate-friendly aluminium operation on Earth. The star-studded event featured an appearance by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and a free concert by Alan Walker. “The technology Hydro has developed represents a quantum […]

Siemens to Install Medium- and Low-Voltage Drives at Aluminium Plants in China

German conglomerate Siemens AG announced yesterday a plan to deliver to and install medium- and low-voltage drives in aluminium plants in the People’s Republic of China. According to the relevant release, the contract is in the low tens of millions of euros and will commence in November. Installations will continue through next spring, according to […]

Rusal Commissions US$5.6 Million Facility for New Aluminium Alloy Wire Rods in NW Russia

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal announced yesterday the beginning of a project to produce a new variant of aluminium alloy wire rods at its Kandalaksha aluminium smelter (KAZ). Rusal began the US$5.6 million project in March 2016, which included the installation of a series of four state-of-the-art furnaces specially designed for hardening 6101-T4 aluminium […]