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Iceland aluminium smelters support primary capacity of the U.S. aluminium majors /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The U.S. primary aluminium industry which was once buzzing with 30 aluminium smelters in the country by aluminium majors like Alcoa and Century is now operating just just five smelters with curtailed capacity with uncertain future. Aluminium producers like Alcoa and Century Alumi ...

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03/Jul/2017
Bahrain's Alba starts work in Potline 6 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) yesterday said that the first concrete for the foundation of Potline 6 was ‘successfully’ achieved in May this year with  the commencement of early works in the construction site. Alba& ...

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03/Jul/2017
European Aluminium urges G20 for creation of a Global Forum on aluminium overcapacity /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

G20 leaders are going to meet in Germany next week to discuss many important topics for the global agenda related to trade policies and investments. The aluminium industry in the U.S. Canada and Europe has urged the G20 to address the issue of Chinese overcapacity, which is causi ...

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02/Jul/2017
Expect rational approach to aluminium output cut: SMM /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

China aluminium market, and to some extent, regional markets outside China heavily dependent on the country for aluminium imports have been worrying over aluminium output cut planned for the winter heating season this year. Shanghai Metals Market observes that such concerns are s ...

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01/Jul/2017
China expresses concern over U.S. investigation on aluminium imports on national security ground /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Washington has recently started a probe into aluminium imports from the world's top producer of the metal on national security grounds and the US Department of Commerce held a public hearing on June 22 on the Section 232 Investigation into the impact of aluminium imports on US na ...

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01/Jul/2017
Chinese Authorities to inspect captive power plants at aluminium smelters in provinces /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

According to a notice issued by the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) and National Energy Administration (NEA) and published by Shanghai Metals Market, the Chinese Authorities are set to inspect Coal-fired captive power plants at aluminium smelters in six major ...

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29/Jun/2017
India Mines Ministry dismisses all reports of Nalco privatisation, says expansion is on the cards /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Putting all speculations to rest the government of India said yesterday, June 28, that it is not considering privatising National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco); rather, it is facilitating the PSU with its INR 5,540 crore worth expansion plan that would make it a leading alumi ...

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29/Jun/2017
Shandong Weiqiao announces to cut 250,000 tonnes of aluminium capacity /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Chinese government is continuing to push for wide-scale aluminium supply side reform. After China Hongqiao Group, the biggest aluminium producer in China, announced curtailment of its outdated capacity a few days back, it is time now for another aluminium giant Shandong Weiqi ...

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29/Jun/2017
Rusal smelters overcome impact of power outages in Siberia /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Russian news agency Interfax reported that the country’s energy ministry on Tuesday June 27 said that the Rusal smelters at Novokuznetsk, Khakass, Sayanogorsk, Bratsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk had lost power due to power outages at the Boguchansk HPP and Berezovskaya power plan ...

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28/Jun/2017
Rusal to convert all its smelting power plants to hydroelectricity by 2020 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Oleg Mukhamedshin, deputy chief executive of Rusal has said to media that Rusal, the world’s second-largest aluminium producer, will stick to its target of converting all of its electricity sources to clean energy or hydropower by 2020. It is noteworthy that President Donal ...

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26/Jun/2017