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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...

Optimising production

Quintiq has announced its partnership with Alro, the largest aluminium smelter in the Central and non-CIS Eastern European region. Quintiq’s solution will provide capacity planning, inventory management and production scheduling support capabilities.   A member of the world’s seventh largest aluminium producer Vimetco N.V., Alro aims to increase its delivery performance and production volume while keeping costs low and minimising scrap. The company also plans to increase its momentum in highly demanding sectors such as aerospace and automotive metals....

Upgrade and start up

Hydro has made an investment decision to upgrade and start up the second production line at Hydro Husnes, Norway. With both lines in operation, production of primary aluminium at Husnes will double. In the restart of the line, which was shut down in 2009, Hydro will introduce new technology elements that will give better results. The line is expected to begin operations in the first half of 2020 and will create 90 new positions.    "We have great faith in continued aluminium production in Norway. We are making use of new technology elements in this re-start, and...

EGA: Port agreement

Emirates Global Aluminium has signed a long-term port facility agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to use some of the world’s largest bulk cargo vessels to import raw materials through Khalifa Port. With this agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will be able to develop the port to become the first in the Gulf capable of directly handling these massive ships. Abu Dhabi Ports will fund and complete dredging and widening works to the Khalifa Port approach channel and basin including EGA’s berth. The dredging will deepen the channel to 18.5 metres and basin to 18.0 metres basis zero tide....

Extrusion plant acquisition

Hydro Extruded Solutions AS has agreed with Arconic to acquire its two extrusion plants in Brazil. The agreement will strengthen Hydro's downstream position in Brazil and create a solid platform for further growth. "We believe in the integrated business model and Brazil is the country where Hydro's entire value chain is present. From bauxite and alumina, via primary production to extruded solutions, this will strengthen our ability to serve our customers," says President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg. The two extrusion plants in Utinga and Tubarão...

Partnership announced

STAS have announced a new commercialisation partnership with HENCON, a world-wide supplier of Mobile Equipment for the heavy industries.  As of now, STAS becomes an exclusive agent for HENCON products for Canada.  STAS will ensure the promotion and sales of the HENCON delivery program of mobile and stationary equipment, including related spare parts and services.  For Canadian customers, this partnership ensures compliance with Canadian standards such as CSA while our geographic proximity guarantees a better service.