Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Despite Difficulties, Norsk Hydro Is Well Positioned To Capitalize On Changing Market: Brandtzæg

Despite Difficulties, Norsk Hydro Is Well Positioned To Capitalize On Changing Market: Brandtzæg

In a letter penned by President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, mandatory curtailment at Alunorte and a spike in raw material costs conspired to damage Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA’s bottom line last year. Noting that Extruded Solutions was fully integrated...


Norsk Hydro Plant In Netherlands Becomes First-Ever Extrusion Plant Certified By ASI

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday that Hydro Hoogezand, its aluminium extrustion plant in Netherlands, has become the world’s first extrusion plant to obtain Performance Standard certification from global standards and certification organization The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). Per Norsk Hydro, Hydro Hoogezand is the first of 15 plants the firm intends to […]

Despite Struggles At Alunorte, Norsk Hydro’s Third-Quarter Results Beat Forecasts

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA released third-quarter results yesterday. The firm’s quarterly numbers surpass forecasts largely due to rising metal prices and despite continuing curtailments at the Alunorte alumina refinery. Hydro’s overall revenue for the quarter totaled NOK39,766 million, up by 74 percent on the year. Earnings before financial items and tax (EBIT) came […]

Alunorte, Paragominas, And Albras Outages Pummel Norsk Hydro’s Q2 Numbers

Norsk Hydro reported numbers for the second quarter on Tuesday. The firm’s numbers suffered thanks to outages at key plants and increased cost of raw materials, but losses were mitigated somewhat by a rise in metal prices and gains in downstream and energy businesses. In the second quarter this year, Hydro mined 1,348 thousand metric […]

Norsk Hydro Brings Final Electrolysis Cell Online at Karmøy Technology Pilot Plant

The full compliment of 60 electrolysis cells are now online at Norsk Hydro A.S.A.’s Karmøy technology pilot. Hydro made the announcement yesterday, noting that the NOK4.3 billion site will provide a launch pad for the firm’s development of high-efficiency, low-pollution electrolysis of aluminium. At Karmøy the firm is testing a method for smelting primary aluminium […]