This summer Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH will be supplying an arched plate conveyor to Mytilineos S.A. in Agios Nikolaos on the Gulf of Corinth in Greece. This is the location at which the metallurgy and technology group operates a plant which produces aluminium in a two-step process.
One of the four production lines at the Albras aluminium smelter in Brazil has been shut down due to a fire in an electrical transformer on Friday. The fire has been put out and the incident did not cause any people-related injuries. The other three lines have not been affected and are running as normal.
The TMS Light Metal expert community has recognized the value of the Fives’ Anode Tracking solution by awarding it the Prize for best publication. Presented at the TMS 2019 conference, this publication was rewarded in the Electrode Technology category and the award was presented to Fives Solios at the 2020 edition in San Diego on 24 February. This conference, which is organized annually by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, is one of the most significant and recognized events within the scientific community interested in the production of primary aluminium.
Rio Tinto has announced to conduct a strategic review of the Isal aluminium smelter in Iceland. The review will consider all options including curtailment and closure, and will be complete in the first half of 2020.
Aluminium Bahrain B(Alba) has recently signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Fluorsid SpA, Fata SpA and Techmo Car SPC. The MoUs aim at further strengthening business relations with these three Italian companies. Alba has an existing contract with Fluorsid for the supply of 15-20 kt of smelter grade aluminium fluoride, which amounts to 70% of Alba’s yearly requirements. Fata is the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for Alba’s Port Capacity Upgrade Project, part of Alba Line 6 expansion. And Techmo is a producer of mobile and stationary equipment for the aluminium smelters and enjoys a long-standing commercial relationship with Alba.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Century Aluminum Company’s Grundartangi Iceland operations against ASI Performance Standard
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has certified the Icelandic aluminium smelter of Century Aluminum Company, Grundartangi Island, against ASI's Performance Standard. This standard covers the responsible production, procurement and management of aluminium. The plant's operations include an aluminum smelter and a foundry, which are powered by hydropower and geothermal energy.
Hydro has agreed to sell the site of its Kurri Kurri smelter in Australia to a joint venture of local property and residential land developers Stevens Group and McCloy Group. The decision to permanently close Kurri Kurri was made in 2014. Hydro has since been working in consultation with the local community and other stakeholders to find redevelopment options for the site.
Emirates Global Aluminium and the Indonesian state-owned company Inalum have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at licensing EGA’s in-house developed smelter technology to Inalum. The two companies intend to collaborate on the upgrade of an existing Inalum aluminium smelter and to develop a new smelter in Indonesia.
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) set a new production record in 2019. The world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China produced 1,365,005 million tonnes last year, up 35% year-on-year. In addition, 2019 was an exceptional year in terms of safety as the company achieved Zero Fatality and Zero Lost Time Injuries (LTIs).