Aumund supplies conveying solution for Bauxite
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.
Power failure at Albras causes partial shutdown of capacity
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.
Fives’ Anode Tracking solution awarded by TMS 2020
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 to review future of Isal smelter
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.
Alba expands relationship with Italian companies
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.