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Outotec acquires Kovit Engineering Limited

Kovit Engineering is one of the leading technical consulting and engineering companies specialising in surface and underground mine tailings solutions.

Tailings are the materials left over after the process of separating the valuable fractions from the ore. The acquisition complements Read more

Novelis appoints new President and CEO

Fisher previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and recently Interim President and CEO. He will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer until a successor is named.  

Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Read more

$2.6bn smelter planned in Iran

Tapan Kumar Chand, National Aluminium Company (Nalco)'s new chairman and managing director, will meet Iran's ambassador to India Gholamreza Ansari in New Delhi, India, to further discuss the matter.

Nalco's idea to set up the 1-million-tonne capacity facility in Iran is driven by power shortages in India given that electricity accounts for 40% of smelting costs, it said.

Chand said that Nalco would prefer a local partner who could supply cheap electricity to fire the smelter. For feedstock in the plant, the company will ship alumina from the Indian state of...

GARMCO appoints new CFO

Commenting, Mr Jean-Baptiste Lucas, Chief Executive Officer of GARMCO, said, “We are pleased to welcome Khushroo Patel to the company. His extensive experience and depth of knowledge will bring further strength to our executive team and enable us to continue to enhance our financial reporting and management capabilities. This is an important time of growth for GARMCO, as we seek to expand our...

India plans $2.6bn smelter in Iran

Tapan Kumar Chand, National Aluminium Company (Nalco)'s new chairman and managing director, will meet Iran's ambassador to India Gholamreza Ansari in New Delhi, India, to further discuss the matter.

Nalco's idea to set up the 1-million-tonne capacity facility in Iran is driven by power shortages in India given that electricity accounts for 40% of smelting costs, it said.

Chand said that Nalco would prefer a local partner who could supply cheap electricity to fire the smelter. For feedstock in the plant, the company will ship alumina from the Indian state of...

Alba: Safety campaign

The Campaign’s objective is to create awareness on the importance of employees working safely with the aim to return home to their loved ones.
 
The ‘Go to Work and Come Back Home Safe’ Campaign kick-started with a presentation by Alba’s Chief Operations Officer, Isa Al Ansari only for the ladies in Alba, during which he focussed on home safety using real life examples.
 
A key...

Novelis: Next-generation high-strength alloys

Two to three times stronger than any automotive aluminium used in high volumes today, Novelis Advanz 7000-series products can be used to manufacture components such as bumper systems, crash ring components and door intrusion beams. The new alloy series will offer a significant weight reduction when compared to current high strength steels in the marketplace, enabling automakers to further reduce the...

Century: Permanently closing Ravenswood smelter

The Ravenswood smelter has been idled since February 2009. The decision to permanently close the Ravenswood plant is based on the inability to secure a competitive power contract for the smelter, compounded by challenging aluminium market conditions largely driven by increased exports of aluminium from China. As a result, the economics of restarting and operating the facility are unfavourable.

"We have worked diligently with local, state and federal officials, along with the power company, to reopen the smelter but we have been unable to secure a long-term, competitive power...