Lochaber Smelter

Scottish Liberal Democrats Criticize GFG’s Deal With Government For Lochaber Aluminium Smelter

Scottish Liberal Democrats Criticize GFG’s Deal With Government For Lochaber Aluminium Smelter

The Scottish Liberal Democratic Party spoke out this week about Sanjeev Gupta’s deal with the government to keep the Lochaber aluminium smelter running, claiming that the GFG Alliance has grossly enriched itself at taxpayers’ expense. According to a spokesperson from the party,...

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Rio Tinto Weighing Sale of French Aluminium Smelter

The resurgence of aluminium’s prices has prompted Anglo-Australian metals behemoth Rio Tinto Group to consider the sale of its 20-thousand-metric-ton-per-annum smelter in Dunkerque, France. According to a story that ran in The Australian this morning, Jean-Sebastien Jacques has been considering the sale of non-hydroelectric-powered aluminium assets, most of which the company acquired in its purchase […]

Sanjeev Gupta to Invest US$150 MM in Lochaber Smelter

Scotland’s historic Lochaber smelter is soon to be the recipient of a much-needed infusion of cash from Liberty House’s boss Sanjeev Gupta. The metals tycoon has pledged a US$150 million investment to the smelter, which, in addition to converting the plant to production of aluminium wheels, is expected to safeguard the plant for the foreseeable […]