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    EGA’s Al Taweelah Smelter Certified to ASI Sustainability Standard — First in the Middle East

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) achieved the internationally recognized ASI Performance Standard at its Al Taweelah smelter in the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. EGA is the first company in the Middle East to achieve a certification to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) standard. “People around the world are rightly concerned […]

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    Rusal Launches First Potline at Its Boguchansky Smelter

    UC Rusal and RusHydro, one of Russia’s largest generating companies, commissioned the first potline at the Boguchansky aluminum smelter (BoAZ), part of the Boguchany Energy and Metals Complex (BEMO). It is also the first example of a large scale public-private partnership in Russia. “The launch of the first production line of the Boguchansky aluminum smelter is […]

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    Liberty Completes Purchase of the Aluminium Dunkerque Smelter

    GFG Alliance (owned by Sanjeev Gupta) completed its purchase of Aluminium Dunkerque, Europe’s largest aluminum smelter, from Rio Tinto for around US$500 million. GFG aims to make the smelter – to be renamed Liberty Aluminium Dunkerque – a foundation for a wider integrated manufacturing business serving the French and European markets. The acquisition paves the way for a downstream […]

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    ALDEL Reopens Potline One, Aims to Reach Full Production Capacity

    Damco Aluminum Delfzijl Coöperatie U.A. (ALDEL), located in Delfzijl, Netherlands, reopened potline one, six years after it had been closed. Potline one has a total of 120 pot cells, of which 44 have been started up with the expectation that full operation will be achieved by the end of 2019. In combination with the smelters […]

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    Alba Commissions Potline 6, Becomes Largest Single Site Aluminum Smelter

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) officially announced the commissioning of its sixth potline on December 13th. The $3.5 billion Line 6 Expansion Project precedes the gradual ramp-up of 424 pots, which will make the company the largest single-site aluminum smelter in the world upon completion. The commissioning of Line 6 was completed ahead of its first hot metal […]

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    Magnitude 7 Metals Plans to Reopen Aluminum Smelter in Missouri

    Magnitude 7 Metals (M7M) announced plans to to reopen two of the three potlines at the the former Noranda aluminum smelter in Marston, Missouri, phasing in operations over the course of two years beginning in 2018. “We’re excited about the potential that the Marston facility holds, and we look forward to becoming a valuable member of […]

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    Primary Aluminum Production Stats Now Available Online

    Due to the popularity of the list of Secondary Aluminum Smelters of the World, Light Metal Age has decided to make available online our list of Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World (previously available only in our February print edition of the magazine). This list provides current capacities and shut down capacities for primary aluminum […]