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Metals and Minerals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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