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EGA Feasibility study

SNC-Lavalin is currently conducting a feasibility study for Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) for its 10th generation Technology Pilot Section project, located at EGA's Al Taweelah site in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The objectives of the study are to define the project and validate the budget in order to launch the execution phase of the Pilot Section. The work is being carried out from EGA's Al Taweelah site. Design and detailed engineering work has already been completed by the EGA technology team. "We have established a long-lasting relationship with EGA, and we...

METEF 2017 update

From June 21st through 24th Verona will be the gathering place of the global leaders in the aluminium and innovative metals industry for a business matching that will involve over 400 exhibitors, one third coming from abroad. Some of the most important halls – such as diecasting, foundry and industrial automation – are already sold out and will offer the chance to test live the sector’s most advanced technologies.     The eleventh METEF, to be held at VeronaFiere from 21st  to 24th  June   2017, is the world’s reference event...

Ball bottled

This month, Ball and SKIWATER® will be showcasing the Alumi-tek® bottle, one of Ball’s key innovations, at Internorga, Hamburg from 17-21 March 2017.   Austrian based SKIWATER® Beverages is the first European adopter of the Alumi-tek® technology, which combines the portability, recyclability and freshness of an aluminium can, with all the benefits of a bottle, filled with their signature sparkling organic raspberry juice.   The Alumi-tek® bottle from Ball ensures SKIWATER® is accessible to on the go customers. With a wide mouth and...

Ma’aden certification

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) recently achieved a significant new certification for the ammonia plant it operates within its affiliate Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC). ISO 50001 is a new standard for energy management systems developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation. ISO 50001 enables MPC’s ammonia plant to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance. The MPC ammonia plant is the largest single line ammonia plant in the world. “We are continuously assessing ways to improve our management of...

Alu China update

This year’s Aluminium China in Shanghai from 19-21 July is set to mark a new period of growth in the aluminium industry and reflect strengthening market conditions in China and across the world. Aluminium China 2017 will focus on the transformation driven by emerging new technologies in areas such as lightweight vehicle manufacturing and consumer electronics.    With China speeding up the upgrading of its vehicle emission standards to control exhaust pollution, the China Automotive Engineering Society’s ‘Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology...

Alcoa streamlines structure

Alcoa Corporation has announced that it is consolidating its business units to reduce complexity. Effective immediately, the aluminium smelting, cast products and rolled products businesses, along with the majority of the energy segment assets, will be combined into a new Alcoa Aluminium business unit (BU). As a result, the company’s three business units are Alcoa Bauxite, Alcoa Alumina and Alcoa Aluminum. “Our strategic goals include reducing complexity, driving returns to create stockholder value and strengthening the balance sheet,” said Roy Harvey, Chief...

Boyne smelter cuts

According to reports, Rio Tinto’s Boyne aluminium smelter in Gladstone is set to slash more than 100 jobs and about 80,000 tonnes of annual production — worth $US160 million at current prices — because it has been unable to secure economically-priced power from state power providers. The production and job cuts are almost double those flagged in January, when Rio Tinto said it would cut 8 per cent of production, or 45,000 tonnes, and about 30 jobs because power price spikes were hitting production cuts.