Century Aluminum

Esoteric Process Could Cheaply Meet U.S.’s Need for High-Purity Aluminium

Esoteric Process Could Cheaply Meet U.S.’s Need for High-Purity Aluminium

According to an industry expert, the United States could fill its defense industry’s entire need for high-purity aluminium with a minimal financial investment in an existing production method. Harbor Intelligence’s Tom Leary told a conference earlier this week of a process, called...


Century Aluminum Reports Lower Numbers for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016

Chicago’s Century Aluminum reported financial numbers for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016 on Thursday. The firm’s totals were down across the board for both periods due to plant closures and a settlement to a medical class-action suit. The firm reported a US$168.5 million net loss in the fourth quarter, down year-on-year from […]

Century Aluminum Agrees to Fund Ravenswood Retiree Benefits

Century Aluminum and retirees from the firm’s Ravenswood plant have come to an agreement regarding payment of the latter’s retirement funds. United Steelworkers announced the agreement on Friday. The agreement, which bears a date of February 9, has Century funding a trust fund with US$23 million for reimbursement of certain past and future medical and […]

Century Files Suit Against Santee Cooper Over Electricity Supply for Mt. Holly Smelter

The fight to keep Century’s smelter at Mt. Holly running was taken to federal court yesterday, as the firm filed suit against state-owned South Carolina Public Service Authority, known colloquially as Santee Cooper, alleging violations of state and federal antitrust laws. Century’s lawsuit alleges that Santee Cooper has been operating without meaningful state or federal […]

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 shall require for its smelters in Hawesville and Sebree, Kentucky. No dates were […]

Century Aluminum Plant in West Virginia to Become Coal Liquefaction Plant

According to county officials, the Century Aluminum plant in Ravenswood, West Virginia is on the verge of coming under new ownership, and is destined to be converted to a coal liquefaction facility. The plant, which employed up to 600 of Jackson County’s residents, was idled in 2009. A cloud of uncertainty as to whether the […]