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Fata SpA update

After 38 successful years in the ferrous and non-ferrous industries, Mr. Anthony Tropeano has decided to retire and resigned as CEO of FATA SpA in January 2018. Mr. Tropeano joined FATA in 1994, and since then he held a number of executive positions within the company. For many years he successfully led FATA’s  two operating divisions, FATA Hunter (world leader in engineering and equipment manufacturing for the  aluminium flat rolled product industries) and FATA EPC (supplier of complete plants on a LSTK-EPC basis), as Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed Chief...

Hydro: Alunorte review

Hydro’s CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg has appointed CFO Eivind Kallevik as interim head of Bauxite & Alumina with immediate effect, replacing Silvio Porto, in response to the challenging situation at the Alunorte alumina refinery that is currently operating at 50 percent capacity.  Kallevik will at the same time remain in his position as CFO. Brandtzæg will further commission an independent review of Alunorte by an internationally renowned environmental consultancy, and announced measures to assist local communities in Barcarena, and established a project...

Shipping MOU

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Ports, to work together to develop opportunities for Abu Dhabi Ports to upgrade ports, logistics infrastructure and services abroad used by EGA to load raw materials destined for the UAE. The agreement could lead to new international business opportunities for Abu Dhabi Ports, enable more efficient shipping for EGA, and spur economic growth around the ports by creating opportunities for other trade. The agreement was signed at EGA’s headquarters at Al Taweelah in Khalifa Industrial Zone...

US aluminium tariffs

The US has said it will impose tougher tariffs on Chinese aluminium alloys after an investigation into the trade. Capping a tumultuous day at the White House yesterday, the President slapped a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminium. In a statement, the US Aluminum Association said: "We appreciate the President’s commitment to strengthening the U.S. aluminium industry. We look forward to working with the President on implementation and to creating a more level playing field." While the European Aluminium Association has called on the European Commission and...

Alunorte production cut

The Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability in the Brazilian state of Pará (SEMAS) issued a statement late on Monday stating it will order Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA’s alumina refinery Alunorte to cut production by 50 percent due to non-compliance with a resolution to achieve a freeboard of 1 meter in the bauxite residue deposit DRS1.  In addition, SEMAS said it would order the Paragominas bauxite mine to suspend operations at one of two tailing dams at the plant. SEMAS said it would formally notify the company on Tuesday, 27 February. In...

European Alu awarded

European Aluminium received the award for “Best Association Networking Event” and won second place in the “Best Association Publication or Newsletter” category at the 2018 European Association Awards ceremony held in Brussels. The “Best Association Networking Event” award was for European Aluminium’s public event “Driving Mobility to a Low Carbon Future”, which was held in Autoworld (Brussels) on 27 April 2017. With more than 250 participants and speakers from EU institutions, industry and academia, the event explored the...