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Australia's mission to reach 2020 renewable energy target wreaks havoc on aluminium smelters /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Australia's recent shift away from thermal power to alternative energy sources to meet a national 20 per cent renewable energy target by 2020 has put aluminium smelters and mineral refining businesses of the country in a complicated situation. The supply uncertainty of electricit ...

Nalco to purchase 80% power for its greenfield aluminium smelter /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

National Aluminium Company (Nalco), one of the major primary aluminium producers of India, has decided to acquire 80 per cent of the power from the coal-based power station proposed at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal district, Odisha. The chairman and managing director of Nalc ...

India to walk the path of clean energy generation- what it means for the aluminium sector? /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Indian aluminium consumption is poised for a big leap in ten years from now. Predicted to reach 8 million tonne (MT) from the current 3.2 MT, driven by sectors like electricity, automobiles, building & construction and packaging, it requires a concerted effort from the indust ...

Alba’s Q4 2016 net income improves by US$ 79 million /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba) presents its financial results as per the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting rules. Alba’s Financial Results for Full-Year 2016 are summarised below:Alba Q4 Highlights• Alba posted 2016 Q4 Net Income of US$ 37 m ...

Alba Press Release
Tomago aluminium smelter temporarily halts production to avoid state blackouts /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Production at Australia’s Tomago aluminium smelter has been temporally halted by AGL Energy in order to cut down electricity load as the people of New South Wales have been notified of severe state blackouts across the state.AGL Energy said that the company would curtail el ...

Feb 6-10: A weekly recap of the global primary aluminium industry /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The past week saw two of the biggest aluminium producers of the world- Norsk Hydro and Rio Tinto announcing their financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year period of 2016 ending December 31.  While Hydro’s EBITDA for fourth quarter of the last fiscal rose ...

UPDATE: Top 5 Primary Aluminium Producers in the World /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The global aluminium market ended in a marginal deficit of 970,000 tonnes during the first eleven months of 2016, revealed data published in the latest report of the World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS). In 2015, the deficit amount was recorded at 551,000 tonnes. The stocks of ...

Global Industrial Resources to showcase aluminium products at GIF 2017 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Global Industrial Resources (GIR), a leading trading company supplying various technical products to Aluminium, Cement, Steel, Petrochemical and downstream industries, is set to offer its variety of exclusive aluminium products for exhibition at the Gulf Industry Fair (GIF) 2017 ...

EU officially requests to join the WTO consultation on Chinese subsidies /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The delegation of the European Union circulated a communication to the delegation of China, the delegation of the United States and to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body officially requesting to join the WTO consultation launched by the US on Chinese subsidies to prod ...

Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) joins ASI as Associations member /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) has joined the organization as an Associations member. The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) is an active aluminium industry association and has, since 1981, been invo ...

ASI press release