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Crafting qualifications to accelerate adoption of Additive Manufacturing

The first diplomas awarded for the new harmonized qualification system for AM developed by EWF will contribute to a faster adoption of this key enabling technology and ensure the future of European industrial competitiveness PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Materials Services to modernise and expand its European warehousing and logistics network with 70 million euros investment

ESSEN, 19-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp Materials Services announces investment of around 70 million euros in the modernization and expansion of its European warehousing and logistics network. thyssenkrupp Materials Services will build a state-of-the-art logistics center and new warehouses in … Read the full press release

Anglo American names Nolitha Fakude as Chairman of Anglo American’s Management Board in South Africa

LONDON, 24-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Anglo American plc appoints Nolitha Fakude as Chairman of Anglo American’s Management Board in South Africa, effective 1 September 2019. In order to take up this new executive role, Ms Fakude will step down as … Read the full press release

Glencore: incidents and fatalities not linked to Kamoto Copper Company operations or activities in Kolwezi, DRC

Glencore: incidents and fatalities not linked to Kamoto Copper Company operations or activities in Kolwezi, DRC

BAAR, 28-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore‘s subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) is not connected to the incidents and the fatalities of illegal artisanal miners across its industrial mining concessions in the Kolwezi area, Democratic Republic of the Congo. On a … Read the full press release

Aluminium from Hydro used in an art installation dedicated to Peace for the Nobel Peace Center

“The Best Weapon” peace bench will be on display in front of the UN headquarters in New York until September 2019 OSLO / NEW YORK, 21-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — “Peace Bench” made out of aluminium from Hydro will be unveiled … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to supply continuous annealing and processing lines for automotive sheets in China

GRAZ, 19-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ to supply two continuous annealing and processing lines to Qinghai Zhuofeng New Material Co., Ltd. in China. The new lines each with an annual capacity of 110,000 tons. Start-up for line 1 is scheduled … Read the full press release

Breakthrough on laser powder bed fusion technology brings effective production of larger components closer to mainstream

The SLM-XL project included the development of a prototype machine capable of producing large parts that meet the commonly used 316L stainless steel specifications LISBON, 29-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Additive manufacturing technologies are increasingly used, as they allow the manufacturing … Read the full press release

Albras aluminium plant in Brazil resumes full operations following court decisions to lift the production embargoes on Alunorte 

Albras aluminium plant in Brazil resumes full operations following court decisions to lift the production embargoes on Alunorte 

OSLO, 22-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Albras has just announced that it decided to resume the normal aluminium production at the Albras aluminium plant in Brazil. Albras had to limit its production by 50% in April … Read the full press release

Project consortium aims at driving the adoption of selective laser melting (SLM) for large scale metal parts printing

The SLM-XL – 3D project puts together leading research and industrial organizations to develop a prototype capable of coping with the most demanding real-life scenarios LISBOA, 9-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Utilization of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology has been … Read the full press release

Statkraft to supply Alcoa’s Norwegian aluminium production with power

OSLO, 9-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft signs long-term power supply agreement with Alcoa Norway. For the period 2020 to 2026, the total delivery will be just above 3 TWh, with annual deliveries of approximately 440 GWh. The contract involves supplying … Read the full press release

Glencore will cooperate with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission on their investigation

BAAR, 26-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore has announced it has been notified by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) about an investigation they are going to carry out in regard to possible violation of certain provisions of the … Read the full press release

The new Swiss m4m Center in Solothurn to bring additive manufacturing for medical technology to Swiss industry

SOLOTHURN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new technology transfer center in the Bettlach, canton of Solothurn, Switzerland, aimed at transferring new manufacturing technologies for medical applications to the medtech industry accelerating research at the same time has been established and is scheduled … Read the full press release

Federal University of Campina Grande study concludes that Hydro Alunorte can safely produce at 100% of its capacity

OSLO, 16-Jan-2019— /EuropaWire/ — A study carried out by professors from the Federal University of Campina Grande, recognized as a specialist in the field of chemical engineering in Brazil, also concludes that Alunorte, from the point of view of water management, … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp AG to appoint Dr. Wolfgang Colberg to the Supervisory Board

ESSEN, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG is to appoint former Evonik CFO Dr. Wolfgang Colberg (59) to the Supervisory Board. Dr. Colberg, who has a degree in business administration and business information systems, has been an … Read the full press release

Pia Aaltonen-Forsell appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Leadership Team at Outokumpu

HELSINKI, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pia Aaltonen-Forsell, M. Soc. Sc. (Econ.), MBA, has been appointed Outokumpu’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Leadership Team as of March 1, 2019 reporting to CEO Roeland Baan. Outokumpu’s CFO Christoph de la … Read the full press release

The first shipment of bauxite from Rio Tinto’s Amrun project in Queensland, Australia

Rio Tinto’s Amrun project in Queensland, Australia, has achieved a significant milestone, successfully making the first shipment of bauxite, six weeks ahead of schedule. LONDON, 03-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The US$1.9 billion (A$2.6 billion) investment in Amrun will replace production from … Read the full press release

Befesa received an upgraded corporate family rating of Ba2 grade with a stable outlook from Moody’s

LUXEMBOURG, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Befesa S.A. (“Befesa”), the European market leader for steel dust and aluminium salt slags recycling services, today received an upgraded corporate family rating (CFR) from Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s raised Befesa to a Ba2 grade, … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto completes lease and sale of wharf and land in Kitimat, British Columbia to LNG Canada

LONDON, 12-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rio Tinto has completed the lease and sale of a wharf and land in Kitimat, British Columbia, to LNG Canada for a consideration of $576 million. LNG Canada, a joint venture comprising Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi … Read the full press release

Aurubis and enercity deliver CO2-free heat for Hamburg’s HafenCity district

CO2-free heat supply for Hamburg’s HafenCity district 20,000 tons of CO2 emissions to be prevented annually Technical potential to extract three times the current heat volume HAMBURG, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With the words “Wärme frei!” (“Release the heat!”), heat began to … Read the full press release

Anglo American announces changes to its Board and Committee

LONDON, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Anglo American plc (“Anglo American” or “the Company”) announces a number of changes to the roles of its non-executive directors following the decisions of Sir Philip Hampton and Jack Thompson to step down from the Board … Read the full press release

Glencore: Glencore-QIA Consortium’s 14.16% stake in Rosneft sold to QIA; Consortium arrangements terminated

BASEL, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore refers to the announcement on 4 May 2018 concerning the Consortium’s agreement to sell a 14.16% stake in Rosneft to a wholly owned subsidiary of QIA. This transaction has now completed. As a result of … Read the full press release

Statek Stanzereitechnik GmbH acquisition by NORMA Group closed following antitrust authorities approval

Value chain expanded in the area of metal processing Sales contribution of EUR 2.5 million expected in 2018 MAINTAL, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group has successfully closed the acquisition of the supplier Statek Stanzereitechnik GmbH (“Statek”) following approval by the … Read the full press release

Anglo American plc completes the sale of the New Largo thermal coal project and Old New Largo closed colliery in South Africa for approximately US$65 million

LONDON, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) announces completion of the sale, by its 73%-held subsidiary Anglo American Inyosi Coal (Proprietary) Limited, of the New Largo thermal coal project and Old New Largo closed colliery in South Africa … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto completes sale of remaining coal assets in Queensland, Australia for $3.95 billion

LONDON, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its remaining coal assets in Queensland, Australia, for $3.95 billion. The transactions include the sale of Rio Tinto’s interests in the Hail Creek coal mine and Valeria coal … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS and Athens University of Economics and Business to support the 9th Youth Entrepreneurship Summer School (YES program)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Initiatives ATHENS, 25-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Innovation and entrepreneurship are two very important options that offer perspectives for a sustainable exit from the crisis, thus making the effort for their strengthening imperative for Greece. … Read the full press release

Euro Staff Solution: First 2 Employees are on Us

LONDON, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Are you not tired of receiving promotions only for usual, not-so-important things? How many tooth pastes or photo shoots does one need? Ever wonder why the important things in your professional life are not on offer? … Read the full press release

Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp AG to combine their European steel businesses in a 50/50 joint venture

Agreement to combine European steel operations in 50/50 joint venture thyssenkrupp Tata Steel Proposed new company to focus on quality and technology leadership Expected annual synergies of €400-€500 million plus synergies in capex and working capital optimization confirmed by due … Read the full press release

Glencore Energy to acquire 78% of ALE Combustíveis (ALE), the 4th largest fuel distributor in Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore Energy (Glencore), through its subsidiary in Brazil, has signed an agreement to acquire 78% of ALE Combustíveis (ALE). Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of CADE (Administrative Council for Economic … Read the full press release

Hydro to industrialize world’s most climate and energy efficient aluminium electrolysis technology at the Karmøy technology pilot

All 60 electrolysis cells are now in operation at the Karmøy technology pilot, where Hydro aims to industrialize the world’s most climate and energy efficient aluminium electrolysis technology. OSLO, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Our aim is to be the global … Read the full press release

AMAG Austria Metall AG renews the contract of Chief Executive Officer Helmut Wieser

Braunau am Inn, Austria, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In its meeting on June 13, 2018 the AMAG Austria Metall AG Supervisory Board reached a decision to renew the contract of Chief Executive Officer Helmut Wieser until December 31, 2019. “AMAG … Read the full press release