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Alcoa signs supply agreement with Spirit AeroSystems

On April 8, Alcoa increased its 2014 global aerospace growth expectation by one percentage point from 8% to 9%, on strong demand for both large commercial aircraft and regional jets and continued growth in the business jet market.

“Alcoa produces lightweight metallic solutions for the aerospace industry that...

Automation International acquisition

The company was originally located in Inverness Scotland and will be brought to the Automation International Inc. facility in Danville Il. USA.

A.I. welders Ltd. provided metal joining machinery, metal forming systems and related equipment globally for over 125 years. The purchase adds to Automation International’s role as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of...

Hydro: Loading of alumina at Alunorte suspended

This results in the suspension of all loading of alumina with immediate effect. The production of alumina at Alunorte continues unaffected.

SEMA argues that Alunorte has not fulfilled one of the conditions under the license, which is to present a plan to reduce emissions of alumina dust in the port loading operation. Alunorte believes it is already using one of the best available technologies for alumina loading and disagrees with SEMA's understanding that the license condition is not fulfilled.

Alunorte will continue its dialogue with SEMA and expects that the...

Novelis: New automotive finishing line

Erwin Mayr, Senior Vice President of Novelis and President of Novelis Europe, made the symbolic shovel turn with Reiner Haseloff, Prime Minister of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt.   
 
The EUR 62 million expansion is in response to the steadily growing demand for aluminium automotive sheet for lightweight vehicle structures and body...

Emirates Global Aluminium officially incorporated

The company will be managed by a board of directors that will be chaired by H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, while H.E. Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer will become its vice chair. The board will also include H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber; Abdulla Kalban; Khaled Al Qubaisi; Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi; Abdul Wahed Mohammad Al Fahim; and Khalid Al Bakhit. 

EGA’s core operating...

Alcoa reports first quarter loss of $178m

Alcoa reported a loss of $178m (£106m) for the three months to the end of March 2014. It was hit by an 8% decline in the price of aluminium compared to the same period in 2013.

The results also include one-off charges related to the closure of aluminium smelters and rolling mills in Australia and the USA.

Alcoa has been trying to shift its business away from smelting metal to selling finished products for use in aircraft, cars and other goods.

In a statement with the results Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa's chief executive officer said: "Our...

Alcan applies to demolish smelter chimneys

Giant industrial structures, which dominated the Northumberland skyline for nearly four decades, were one step closer to destruction this week after owners applied for permission to demolish.

The Alcan aluminium smelter near Lynemouth was mothballed in 2012 with the loss of 512 jobs but its eight 80-metre chimneys still stand.

Now owners Rio Tinto have started the paperwork...

Novelis marks commercial debut of evercan

Red Hare craft beer packaged exclusively in cans made of Novelis' evercan aluminum sheet, which is made of a guaranteed minimum 90% recycled content, is expected to be on store shelves beginning in May 2014 in key markets throughout the south-eastern USA.

"This introduction marks the commercial avail

Qatalum surpasses key targets

The Programme aims to improve the cash cost of aluminium production over the next five years. Overall by the end of 2013 the company surpassed its improvement target by 50%. The increase in efficiency was done without compromising safety as part of its ongoing mission towards zero harm.

According to Deon Earle, Qatalum’s HSE Ma