Lochaber Smelter

Business As Usual At Lochaber Aluminium Smelter As Fraud Probe Of GFG Commences

Business As Usual At Lochaber Aluminium Smelter As Fraud Probe Of GFG Commences

Aluminium smelting operations continue as usual at GFG Alliance’s Lochaber smelter despite an investigation into its parent company for serious financial crimes. On Friday the Scottish government’s Serious Fraud Office said it had begun an investigation into the firm for “suspected fraud,...


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 […]

Lochaber Plant to Produce Aluminium Auto Parts

According to local media, the new owners of western Scotland’s Lochaber smelter intend to use it to produce aluminium automotive parts. Aberdeen newspaper The Press and Journal reported yesterday that Liberty House Group intends to convert the Alcan plant into producing aluminium alloys and hubcaps for sale to the automotive industry. Liberty House will complete […]