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Rio Tinto Plans US$188 MM Capacity Boost To Alma Aluminium Smelter In Quebec

Rio Tinto Plans US$188 MM Capacity Boost To Alma Aluminium Smelter In Quebec

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group said this week it plans a US$188 million expansion of low-carbon aluminium billet production at its Alma aluminium smelter in Quebec. The proposed expansion would boost the plant’s overall production by 202 thousand metric tons per...


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 help it grow its market share in the aluminium sector by introducing it […]

Canadian Aluminium Recycler Matalco To Build US$80 Million Plant In Central Wisconsin

Canadian aluminium manufacturer Matalco Inc. announced late last week that it intends to build a US$80-million plant in the heart of Wisconsin. Matalco said the plant, which it intends for Wisconsin Falls, will produce 230 million pounds of billet per year, largely utilizing aluminium derived from scrap. The billet produced there will then be marketed […]

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 […]

Shawinigan Aluminium Receives Loan from Canadian Government

The government of Canada is extending a loan to Quebec’s Shawinigan Aluminium in order to upgrade its facilities. The aluminium billet maker is the recipient of a C$700,000 (US$536,460.13) repayable contribution from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), and was granted under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP). The funds are to be used […]