Mt. Holly Smelter

Century Signs Two-Year Power Deal With Santee Cooper To Power Mt. Holly Smelter

Century Signs Two-Year Power Deal With Santee Cooper To Power Mt. Holly Smelter

American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum announced the signing of a two-year power contract with the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) for its Goose Creek smelter, assuring its operation through at least the close of 2020. Per the company’s press release,...


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 […]

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 […]

Century Aluminum Turns In Weaker Numbers for 2015

Chicago’s Century Aluminum reported fourth-quarter and year-end results for 2015 on Thursday. The firm turned in a net loss of US$43.1 million for the quarter, and US$59.3 million for the year. A drop in sales and the resulting drop in shipments hit the company hard, as sales in Q4 2015 were $383.9 million compared with […]