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Century: Third quarter 2014 financial results

Sales for the third quarter of 2014 were $500.6 million compared with $399.9 million for the third quarter of 2013.

Shipments of primary aluminium for the third quarter of 2014 were 218,214 tonnes compared with 212,797 tonnes shipped in the third quarter of 2013.

"Global economic and capital market conditions remain volatile and somewhat uncertain," commented Michael Bless, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Markets have been buffeted by recent weakness in the euro zone economies and by continuing soft data from China; various geopolitical concerns...

PMI’s 2014 Project of the Year Award

The PMI Professional Awards honour organisations and individuals whose passion, talent and expertise make the greatest contributions to the project management profession.

AP60 Phase 1 is a new aluminium plant located in Jonquiere, Quebec (464 km northeast of Montreal). The plant was designed to test RTA’s proprietary AP60 smelting technology at an industrial scale. The project is the first-of-its-kind in the world and the first step in RTA’s planned investment program in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

RTA’s goal was clear from the...

2030 Energy and Climate Package

After a decade of disinvestment, it is now high time to deliver the concrete measures that will rebuild European manufacturing’s leadership in low carbon solutions.

Director-General of the European Aluminium Association (EAA) Gerd Götz commented: “Today, EU Heads of state and government sent a clear signal that high energy costs in Europe must be...

SNC-Lavalin and Hatch win PMI’s 2014 Project of the Year Award

The PMI Professional Awards honour organisations and individuals whose passion, talent and expertise make the greatest contributions to the project management profession.

AP60 Phase 1 is a new aluminium plant located in Jonquiere, Quebec (464 km northeast of Montreal). The plant was designed to test RTA’s proprietary AP60 smelting technology at an industrial scale. The project is the first-of-its-kind in the world and the first step in RTA’s planned investment program in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

RTA’s goal was clear from the...

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) appointment

Eng. Abdullah bin Saif Al Saif (pictured) has been appointed for his Third term, which started on 25/10/2014 and for the period of three years.

In addition, the Board of Directors have formed and assigned members to the following committees (Executive Committee, Audit Committee, and Nomination and Remuneration Committee), in accordance to the duties and authorities of each...

Orbite given green award

The award is presented to companies that have made significant contributions to the field of green chemistry and engineering, including the technical, economic, human health and environmental benefits.

The accolade was awarded to Orbite for its development of a breakthrough technology in the field of...

Thimble removal press by VHE

The thimble press is designed for use with stubs arranged three in line but may be adapted for other configurations. The design permits the machine to automatically adjust to yokes with different stem offsets, a necessary feature at certain smelters.

When a rod enters the press the stem is clamped with a set of hydraulically operated rollers which permit the secured rod to move vertically during the thimble removal process. Three pairs of hydraulically operated clamps close around the stubs immediately above the thimbles. These clamps have adequate tolerance to accommodate bent...

Century Aluminum to acquire Mt. Holly Smelter

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. Following the closing of the transaction, Century will own 100% of Mt. Holly.

"We are pleased to welcome the Mt. Holly team to the Century family," commented...

AluSolutions: Call for participants

Put the dates in your diary now:
21 - 22 October 2015, Toronto, Canada

Calling participants to join us at this essential event
We are looking for...

- Experts in this field who can discuss the opportunities and challenges in the market and/or present case studies

- Solution providers and product suppliers who want to meet with an international audience of aluminium producers

- Professionals and decision-makers working within the aluminium industry who are looking to develop competitive advantage and new opportunities for...