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Noranda Alumina to Fuel Century Aluminum’s Kentucky Smelters

Noranda Alumina to Fuel Century Aluminum’s Kentucky Smelters

Century Aluminum and Noranda Alumina have come to an agreement over the sale of Jamaican bauxite. The deal was announced by Noranda on Wednesday, according to Jamaican media. The contract has Noranda supplying Century with essentially all the high-grade bauxite the latter...


Century’s Bless Presses On in Defense of Domestic Aluminium Industry

Century Aluminum’s CEO Michael Bless has been on a mission to combat what he (and many other experts) believes is the unfair manipulation of the global aluminium market by the People’s Republic of China. His fight, and plight, was detailed in an article by Bloomberg this week. Although he has had difficulty gaining traction, he […]

Century Aluminum Reports Lower Numbers, Largely Due to Curtailments in Production

Chicago’s Century Aluminum reported second quarter numbers on Thursday. The firm’s just-ended quarter was a challenging one, as they turned in a net loss of US$9.5 million for that time period. However, Century’s numbers year-on-year are an improvement, as it reported a loss of US$33.9 million in Q2 2015. According to Century, a US$4.9 million […]

Century Aluminum Inks New Market-Based Power Agreement for Imperiled Mt. Holly Plant

Chicago’s Century Aluminum announced Wednesday that it has come to a new agreement with a third-party power supplier to provide enough electricity to meet approximately three-quarters of its Mt. Holly, South Carolina, plant. According to the relevant press release, Santee Cooper would provide the remaining one quarter of the plant’s power needs. As a result, […]

Century’s Earnings Down for the First Quarter

Century Aluminium reported first quarter earnings on Thursday, turning in a net loss of US$16.2 million in the challenging opening months of the year. The Chicago-based firm cites the continuing manipulation of the global aluminium market by the People’s Republic of China. Adjusting for a lower of cost or market inventory of US$5.8 million, the […]

Bill to Save Mt. Holly Smelter Dies in South Carolina House’s Committee

The latest and likely final effort to keep Century Aluminum’s Mount Holly plant running has failed according to a lawmaker in South Carolina’s House of Representatives. The subcommittee to which the bill was assigned on the lower house did not vote on it, signaling its likely end. “We gave all we could in 2012 and […]