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MTI New member

Tenova has become a member of the Metals Technology Industry Anti-Corruption Collective Action Initiative. The Metals Technology Industry (MTI) Anti-Corruption Collective Action Initiative has recently expanded its membership. Tenova S.p.A. has joined the three founding members of the Initiative: Danieli & C Meccaniche S.p.A., Primetals Technologies Limited and SMS GmbH - in their anti-corruption Collective Action efforts. Tenova S.p.A. is a leading mechanical engineering company for the steel and non-ferrous metals processing industry headquartered in Castellanza, Italy. The...

Smelter sale

Rio Tinto has received a binding offer from Liberty House to acquire Rio Tinto’s Aluminium Dunkerque smelter in northern France for $500 million, subject to final adjustments. In accordance with French law, Rio Tinto will launch a consultation process with employees, relevant European works councils and other stakeholders in relation to the bid. Subject to satisfactory completion of these consultations, Rio Tinto expects to complete the sale of Aluminium Dunkerque in the second quarter of 2018. The proposal received from Liberty House, which acquired Rio Tinto’s...

Tenova: New CEO

Effective 1st January 2018, Roberto Pancaldi has become the new Tenova Metals CEO, assuming the role of Andrea Rocca, who, after five years in Tenova, has taken new responsibilities in Tecpetrol, another company of the Techint Group. Pancaldi – 55 years old – who was by now the Tenova Metals Chief Operating Officer, joined the Techint Group as Process Engineer in 1988 and has spent his entire career in Techint and then in Tenova. He held various positions of leadership in different functions and business units of the Metals Division, contributing actively to the...

ALFED Appointment

The Aluminium Federation, the trade body for the UK aluminium industry, has announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Tom Jones joins the organisation from MMC Hardmetal UK, part of the Mitsubishi Materials group, where he was general manager. Tom has more than 35 years experience of working in manufacturing. The Aluminium Federation has grown its membership in recent years, to around a hundred companies. Members include Arconic, Bridgnorth Aluminium, Novelis, Hydro and Liberty British Aluminium. The Aluminium Federation manages the All Party Parliamentary Group for the...

New furnace order

Rusal Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter in Russia has ordered a new billet and slab homogenizing furnace from Danieli Olivotto Ferrè. The scope of work includes engineering, equipment supply, delivery and supervision of the erection and commissioning. The new furnace, which will be installed in the Krasnoyarsk plant, is designed for homogenizing of slabs and billets of all aluminium alloys in series 1 to 9. The unit will heat-treat products with sizes ranging from 300x700 mm up to 800x3,200 mm, and diameters from 127 mm up to 1,320 mm, in lengths from 1,000 mm up to 6,800 mm....

ASI Update

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has launched a new Certification program for the aluminium value chain, focused on responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of this important industrial metal.   Aluminium is a versatile and highly recyclable metal that is seeing growing demand in a wide range of sectors such as transport, construction, packaging and electronics. ASI's new Certification program will cover all stages of the value chain for aluminium, including bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting, semi-fabrication, product design and...

EGA alumina deal

Emirates Global Aluminium has signed a three-year alumina supply agreement with Vinacomin, a Vietnamese state-owned firm. Under the agreement, Vinacomin will supply EGA with up to 300,000 tonnes of alumina per year. Alumina is the feedstock for aluminium smelters. The deal is the first long-term agreement to supply Vietnamese alumina to the UAE and significantly boosts the bilateral trading relationship between the two countries. The agreement was signed in Hanoi by EGA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Abdulla Kalban and Vinacom’s President and Chief...