Delegate registration open for ARABAL 2014

The Conference will be held under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minster of the Kingdom of Bahrain from November 25 to 27, 2014 at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain under the theme - “GCC: An aluminium power house.”

Speaking on this occasion, Alba’s chief executive officer Tim Murray said: “We are pleased to see quick-paced developments taking place, and registration is one of the key steps taken towards organising a world prominent event such as Read more

Napco expansion plans

The move represents the recent decision of the company’s shareholders and board of directors to bring Napco to a whole new level - tapping into newer markets and introducing more products and services.

Sayyid Wasfi Jamshid Abdullah Al Said, chairman of the Board of Directors (pictured), Napco, said: “Napco’s expansion initiatives will be implemented in...

ALBA wins top USA Safety Award

This award is granted to organisations that meet strict criterions based on the results in their safety performance in accordance with the OSHA requirements in the USA. Alba won the award based upon the tremendous reduction in its injury rates during 2013.
Commenting on Alba's award for the 2014 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award,

AluSolutions announced

AluSolutions is the only event dedicated to sustainability in the aluminium industry and provides a platform to discuss industry challenges and the latest developments for aluminium production and processing. 

The two-day exhibition will host equipment OEMs, plant suppliers, smelters and recyclers, while the free-of-charge conference will invite speakers from around the world to...

Provide input to the Public Consultation Process of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) was launched at the end of 2012 by key players in the aluminium industry and is supported today by fourteen companies: Aleris, Amcor Flexibles, AMAG/Constantia Flexibles, Audi, Ball Corporation, BMW Group, Constellium, Hydro, Jaguar Land Rover, Nespresso, Novelis, Rexam, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Tetra Pak.

The aim of the ASI is to design a Standard that can be both a tool for responsible sourcing of aluminium, and a material stewardship collaborative framework to improve the overall sustainability performance of the entire value chain of...

Novelis: World Cup boost for aluminium can sales

During the four weeks of football’s World Cup tournament, there was a 35% increase in sales when compared to the same period last year, reckons major aluminium recycler Novelis.

During a typical World Cup, consumption of beer alone can exceed normal levels by 20% in households where people are watching the games, according to studies conducted by Nielsen....

Alcoa announces jet engine first

Under the deal signed at the Farnborough Air Show, Alcoa will supply key parts for Pratt & Whitney’s engines, including the forging for the first ever aluminum fan blade for jet engines.

The forging was developed for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a...

Garmco plans $50m investment

The $450 million annual turnover company will be boosting its re-melt and casting facilities in parallel with Alba's potline 6 expansion.

"Plans are finalised, feasibility studies have been completed and all necessary permits are in place.

"A new casting facility will add 120,000 metric tonnes of casting capacity and forms an integral part of Garmco's 3-5 years strategic plan," said Graham Bruce, chief executive.

The mill's current capacity is 165,000 metric tonnes annually. Garmco meets a third of its raw material requirements through...

Bauxite project begins in Guinea

The decision to start the project comes amid continuing talks between Rusal, whose net debt stood at $10.3 billion at the end of March, and its creditors over debt restructuring.

Dian-Dian is the world's largest bauxite deposit with reserves of 564 million tonnes, the company said.

The first stage of the Dian-Dian project involves the construction and putting into operation by 2016 of a bauxite mine with an annual capacity of three million tonnes with the potential for a further increase of up to six million tonnes, Rusal said.

The total investment for the...

Doubling bauxite export duty

"Export of any raw material from the country should be discouraged and thus, the doubling of export duty on bauxite is a welcome change," Ansuman Das, chairman and managing director of state-run aluminium maker Nalco said. 

The move is likely to help major aluminium producers such as Nalco, Hindalco and Vedanta by improving the availability of the raw material and discouraging exports.

It would also help the country in conserving the raw material for future use. 

Presenting his maiden Budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley said, "Considering...