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Norsk Hydro: Changes in Corporate Management Board

Kjetil Ebbesberg will become the new executive vice president (EVP) for the Rolled Products business area, Hanne Simensen the new EVP for People & HSE (health, safety and environment), Anne-Lene Midseim the new EVP for CSR & General Counsel, and Inger Sethov EVP for Communication & Public Affairs, all joining Hydro's CMB.

Ebbesberg, 43, is currently head of Hydro's Holmestrand rolling mill in Norway and former EVP for Metal Markets. Ebbesberg, who holds an MA in business economics, has had a variety of senior commercial and operational jobs in Hydro since he...

U.S. aluminium extruders see 10-15% increase

This revealing report indicates that up to 20% of the U.S. extrusion market has returned to domestic producers.

Furthermore, the study lays out three scenarios based on the resolve of and future success in the domestic industry’s defence of the Department of Commerce’s trade orders.

“It was clear through trade data analysis and interviews with extruders, customers and suppliers that the AEC’s actions to date in the U.S. industry’s trade case against Chinese extruders have dramatically reduced imported extrusions from China and returned...

Free digital issue for all readers!

The digital issue will include a round up of the biggest news stories from 2014, as well as a selection of the most popular feature articles.

Its release is to celebrate Aluminium International Today's growing readership, so from next year, we will be sending a free digital issue of the magazine to a wider international audience free of charge.

To ensure you receive this...

Aluminium cut-to-length line supply update

This line will be one of the widest aluminium cut-to-length lines in North America and will service numerous industries including marine, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and appliances.

The cut-to-length line will feature entry equipment, over and under coil payoff capabilities, a hydraulic crop shear with auto-gap adjustment, hydraulic roller cassette leveler, side trimmer (up to 8” per side), scrap chopper and direct drive flying shear.

The new line will process aluminium up to 0.375” thick, 35,000 psi yield at a maximum line speed of 200...

Alcoa completes sales of two upstream assets

Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) finalised the sale of its 55% ownership stake in the Jamalco bauxite mining and alumina refinery joint venture to Noble Group Ltd. The company completed the sale, announced on October 15, 2014, after receiving all regulatory approvals. Jamalco is located in Clarendon, Jamaica.

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Secat announces new client

The agreement between the two companies is to provide R&D, technical support and other services to Skana's casting and rolling operations.

Skana Aluminum is a fully integrated rolling mill, complete with direct chill (DC) casting, hot and cold rolling, slitting, tension levelling and finished coil, sheet or circle capabilities. Skana is very efficient at casting small...

Constellium appointment

Mr. Musy has served as President of Constellium’s Packaging & Automotive Rolled Products business unit since 2008.

Mr. Vareille will serve as interim President for the Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products until a successor to Mr....

Century Aluminum completes acquisition of Mt. Holly

Mt. Holly, located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, employs approximately 600 people and has an annual production capacity of 229,000 metric tons of primary aluminium.

"We are very pleased to assume full ownership of the Mt. Holly plant," commented Michael Bless, President and CEO. "Our first order of business is to work toward a safe and seamless transition. Mt. Holly is an excellent plant and we are confident that, with some focus and targeted investments, the talented management team can produce even greater results. We also look forward to becoming an...

ARABAL 2014 concludes

The final day kicked-off with a keynote presentation by Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba)’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray on the ‘Alba Safety Journey’ that highlighted the company’s commitment to foster a zero-accident work environment.

This was followed by a panel discussion “LME: Today & Tomorrow” on the business environment...

Anode rod identification and indexing

VHE‘s marking system is installed after the rodded anode storage area at the delivery point to the pot rooms. The indexing process is initiated by the potrooms requesting an anode for a specific cell.

Two lines are marked on the anode stem using VHE’s powder chalk marking technology. The first is a fixed index line, always marked at the same height from the top of the anode, and provides a manual stand-by option. The second line is marked at the correct position for the pot stall in which it is to be inserted, this data being available in realtime from an Oracle...