KAP Update

The Central European Aluminium Company (CEAC), a Cyprus-based major shareholder and one of the largest creditors of Montenegro’s Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica (KAP), today has welcomed the European Parliament’s strong-worded resolution on Montenegro with reference to the European Commission’s 2015 Progress Report. 

The European Parliament resolution slams Đukanović’s government for lack of progress in strengthening the rule of law and governance and fighting corruption and organised crime. It says “corruption remains a serious concern,...

AluSolutions registration

AluSolutions is a free-to-attend international exhibition and conference addressing the challenges and opportunities of sustainable aluminium use.

The conference will demonstrate how the aluminium industry is making continuous improvements in the environmental efficiency of producing aluminium, as well as its sustainability benefits in end-use applications.

As a registered visitor, you will be able to attend the conference sessions free-of-charge and also network with primary influencers and decision-makers within the aluminium industry.

Constellium update

Constellium N.V. has announced that the company intends to record an impairment charge of approximately €400 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 against the carrying value of the Wise Metals asset.

This charge, which has no impact on cash flows, reflects management’s view of the future expected performance at Muscle Shoals in light of the challenges for the can/packaging business as previously disclosed.

The execution of the company’s Body-in-White (BiW) strategy is progressing as planned, and the company has today separately announced an expansion of...

SNC-Lavalin: New contract

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering services contract by Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to provide operations support services to EGA’s two aluminium smelters in the United Arab Emirates – namely Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL).

SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering packages and manpower services to DUBAL and engineering and project management services to EMAL Engineering to ensure optimal delivery of a portfolio of projects and operations support. The services shall cover all engineering disciplines and project management...

Alba: New managers

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has appointed four new managers in key departments of the company, which underlines the company’s belief of promoting from within and cultivating the next generation of leaders.
The new managers are: Nezar Hameed Ali as Manager Operation Support Services (OSS); Hussain Al-Malali as Manager Customer Technical Support (CTS); Mohd A. Rahim Zainal as Manager Reduction Line 5 and Khalid Ahmed Shareef as Manager Reduction Maintenance & Services.
On announcing the appointment of the new managers, Alba’s Chief...

Rexam supports brewer

Rexam has joined forces with craft brewer, Southside Brewing Company, to produce its first ever canned Western pacific IPA. 

The move from glass bottle to aluminium highlights the company’s dedication to sustainability.

Based in Sweden, Southside Brewing Company uses unique brewing techniques and ingredients imported from the West Coast of America. The permanent design, crafted straight onto can by Rexam design experts, showcases the Californian heritage.

Speaking about the partnership, Tommy Eriksson, owner of Southside Brewing Company, says:...

AluSolutions is coming

AluSolutions 2016, the only free exhibition and conference addressing sustainability challenges in aluminium production and processing, is excited to announce confirmed speakers from Rio Tinto, Norsk Hydro and Schüco. 

Taking place on 10th – 11th May 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the AluSolutions conference will demonstrate how the aluminium industry is making continuous improvements in the environmental efficiency of producing aluminium, as well as its sustainability benefits in end-use applications. 

The second day of the...

Novelis/JLR alloy

Novelis has announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed to contain up to 75% recycled content, has been successfully integrated into the structural components of high volume production passenger vehicles.

RC5754 was developed with Jaguar Land Rover and serves as a key component of Jaguar's REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project. First introduced in the new Jaguar XE, the RC5754 alloy will also be featured in all new and legacy Jaguar Land Rover models.

Learnings from the collaboration of Novelis and Jaguar Land Rover in developing this new...