• Hydro Extruded Solutions

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    Hydro Acquires Arconic’s Extrusion Plants in Brazil

    Hydro Extruded Solutions AS has agreed to acquire the Latin America Extrusions (LAE) business from Arconic Inc., which includes two extrusion plants in Utinga and Tubarão in southern Brazil. Combined, the two plants have one casthouse, seven extrusion presses ranging from 7 to 14 inches and value-added capabilities, as well as more than 600 employees. Hydro believes this acquisition will […]

  • Sapa Wales

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    Sapa Reopens Welsh Factory to Support Development of Low-Emission Vehicles

    Sapa, which was recently acquired by Norsk Hydro, is reopening its extrusion factory in Bedwas, Wales, U.K. to supply the growing automotive industry demand for lightweight body structure solutions. The company is investing £9.6 million in the plant refurbishment and new equipment to supply advanced aluminum components. “This is a great day for both Sapa and manufacturing in […]

  • Hydro Aluminium

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    Hydro Inaugurates Karmøy Pilot Plant

    Hydro along with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg inaugurated its primary aluminum pilot plant in Karmøy, Norway. The technology pilot at Karmøy is an industrial-scale test plant, which Hydro’s will use to verify its new technology for aluminum electrolysis — which the company believes is the world’s most climate and energy efficient. The ambition of […]

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    Hydro Acquires Sapa to Become a Global, Integrated Aluminum Company

    Norsk Hydro signed an agreement with Orkla to acquire its 50% interest in Sapa for a total enterprise value of NOK 27 billion (~US$3.24 billion), giving Hydro full ownership of the global leader in extruded aluminium solutions. The combination will make Hydro the only global company in the aluminium industry that is fully integrated across […]

  • qatalum

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    Qatalum Working to Find New Export Routes

    Diplomatic tensions in the Middle East have resulted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt cutting off transportation links and severing diplomatic ties with Qatar. Qatalum is a joint venture between Hydro and Qatar Petroleum located in Mesaieed, Qatar, where it produces more than 600,000 tonnes per year of value-added primary […]

  • Hydro inaugurates new automotive line

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    Hydro Starts Up Automotive Aluminum Sheet Line in Germany

    Hydro held an inauguration ceremony for its new automotive aluminum sheet line in Grevenbroich, Germany. The €130 million state-of-the-art facility is the biggest of a series of investments Hydro has made in Germany and Norway recently to meet the increasing demand from carmakers. The line increases Hydro’s annual production of car body sheet from 50,000 […]

  • Hydro - Erik Fossum

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    North American Aluminum Billet Industry: Interview with Erik Fossum, Hydro

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Editor’s Note: This interview first appeared in April 2017 issue of Light Metal Age, as part of a longer article on the the current status and outlook of the aluminum billet industry in North America. The original article included interviews from executives at Alexin, Hydro, Matalco, Nanshan America, UC Rusal, […]

  • Hydro - Neuss, Germany

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    Hydro Starts Up New Aluminum Recycling Line

    Hydro commissioned a EUR 45 million aluminum recycling facility at its Neuss plant in Germany. The facility aims to recycle up to 50,000 tonnes of used beverage cans (UBCs) per year. With the new UBC line, Hydro further optimizes its sourcing of metal for subsequent fabrication. The UBC recycling line in Neuss has created 40 […]