Category Archives: Metals and Minerals

Metals and Minerals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Study: aluminum is both a climate-friendly and cost-reducing material choice for bridge building

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) has announced the release of a new study on how an aluminium bridge could be a cost-efficient and climate-friendly alternative for the new … Read the full press release

Electromobility: BMW Group to purchase the cobalt it needs for battery cells directly from the Moroccan mining company Managem Group

Supply contract signed with Managem Group (contract period: 2020 – 2025) BMW AG Board of Management member for Purchasing Andreas Wendt: “We are systematically driving electrification of our vehicle fleet. Sustainability plays a central role in expanding electromobility.” (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

SGS opens new commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana. Capable of processing 50,000 to 60,000 samples per month, it is … Read the full press release

Imerys announces the appointment of Olivier Pirotte as Director of the Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions and Sébastien Rouge as Chief Financial Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 3-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World leader in specialty industrial minerals, Imerys announces changes in its Executive Committee as of August 2, 2020. Olivier Pirotte will become Director of the Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions of the Group, … Read the full press release

Hydro to donate thousands of food baskets to people near its operations in the state of Pará in northern Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Hydro has announced it is making its second donation in Brazil since the country was severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company will donate 11,000 food … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe to reduce CO2 emissions with the use of green hydrogen from RWE Generation

CO2 emissions from iron production to be reduced 100 MW electrolyzer could cover 70% of H2 requirement of a thyssenkrupp blast furnace Rapid implementation of National Hydrogen Strategy helpful for investment decisions (PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 10-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Essen … Read the full press release

The head of Hydro Extruded Solutions Egil Hogna steps down

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 2-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro has announced there will be changes in its management team as the company’s head for the Extruded Solutions business area Egil Hogna, Executive Vice President, … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Norcable’s industrial electric cable are made with Hydro’s aluminium made from renewable energy

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Aluminium-based industrial power cables producer Norcable has chosen to purchase aluminium from Hydro as it is important for the company the aluminium used in its products has a small carbon footprint. For Norcable … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Anglo American sets out global initiatives to help ease the health and economic effects of the pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ —  Anglo American, in its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has set out the extensive support it is providing to its employees, host communities and countries of operation. Anglo American is continuing to … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Hydro supports construction and maintenance of four new field hospitals in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 3-Apr-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Hydro donates BRL 5 million to support construction and maintenance of the new field hospitals as part of emergency measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. The four new hospitals will create 720 … Read the full press release

COVID-19: thyssenkrupp and IG Metall roll out an immediate “Corona crisis package”

COVID-19: thyssenkrupp and IG Metall roll out an immediate "Corona crisis package"

(PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Industrial company thyssenkrupp and Germany’s metalworkers union IG Metall announced they will roll out an immediate “Corona crisis package” to deal with the pandemic. Second, the companies have reached an agreement to implement … Read the full press release

Hydro achieves carbon neutral goal ahead of schedule

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 25-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Through extensive use of renewable energy sources for aluminium production to ever-advancing technology to reduce electricity consumption and emissions from its operations, Hydro has worked long and hard to reduce its own carbon … Read the full press release

Hydro releases its primary aluminium range with low CO2 footprint to the extrusion market

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 4-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro REDUXA certifiably contains up to 4 kg CO2 per kg aluminium compared to the average aluminium consumed in Europe which contains 8.6 kg CO2 per kilo aluminium. Hydro sees an increase in … Read the full press release

Glencore welcomes Kalidas Madhavpeddi to its Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, Switzerland, 4-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore appoints Kalidas Madhavpeddi as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective immediately. Kalidas has more than 30 years of experience in the international mining industry, including most recently as the CEO of China … Read the full press release

Hydro: Contemporary, Greener building for Ticon

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — MODERN TICON BUILDING – The historic Ticon Building in Drammen, Norway has undergone modernization integrating Hydro’s low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminum but retaining its original architectural design. The Ticon Building, built in 1963, has … Read the full press release

Fortum supports its battery business with the acquisition of Crisolteq

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum strengthens its position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe with the acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in Crisolteq, a Finnish specialist in recycling valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. This … Read the full press release

CMC Poland signs 10-Year contract with Statkraft

(PRESS RELEASE) ZAWIERCIE / AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft, a hydropower company, has joined forces with Commercial Metals Company Poland (CMC) signing a 10-year financial Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providing 20 percent fixed-rate for CMC Poland starting in 2021. … Read the full press release

BASF closes sale transaction of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

(PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, 3-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF completes the sale of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont). The transaction includes the shares of inge GmbH, the business’ headquarters and production site in Greifenberg, Germany, … Read the full press release

Solidaridad and Aunexum invest in mercury-free gold mining in Ghana and Tanzania

(PRESS RELEASE) UTRECHT, Netherlands, 2-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Solidaridad announces cooperation with Dutch-based gold company Aunexum Precious Metals Group on artisanal and small-scale (ASM) gold mining. The investment will look into suitable methods for mercury-free gold mining in Ghana and … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto to return to full operations at Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa in January 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 30-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rio Tinto started the process of resuming operations at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa. Following discussions led by the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala, with all stakeholders about securing stability to … Read the full press release

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 (PRESS RELEASE) PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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. … 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 (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO / NEW YORK, 21-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — “Peace Bench” made out of aluminium from Hydro will … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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 (PRESS RELEASE) LISBON, 29-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Additive manufacturing technologies are increasingly used, as they allow … 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 

(PRESS RELEASE) 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% … 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 (PRESS RELEASE) LISBOA, 9-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Utilization of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology … Read the full press release

Statkraft to supply Alcoa’s Norwegian aluminium production with power

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release