BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Aluminium


State-run National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) on Wednesday announced its plans to set up mines and refinery project in the Andhra Pradesh and a second aluminium smelter in Orissa. According to an official statement issued here by the Ministry of Mines, Nalco plans to spend $1.2 billion in the Andhra Pradesh project that would be […]

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The following article appeared in the Economist online edition.   Unfortunately, as with many of these articles, the basics are wrong.   China will officially announce 2009 production to be around 13 million tonnes.   That announcement is due next week.   But the official statistics do not include about 1 million tonnes of unreported production.   The author says […]

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I found the following announcement while trawling the internet.    The bias and self-congratulation is by the author, not me.   UC RUSAL announced that the 3rd anniversary of the Khakas smelter’s operations, which have produced over 750,000 tonnes of aluminum since the start up. 99% of this output is high metal grades. The cash costs […]

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The Chief Executive Officer at Qatalum announced that the company’s first electrolysis cell started production of liquid aluminum metal, marking the start of primary aluminum production in Qatar, The Peninsula reported. The first of Qatalum’s 704 reduction cells started operation last morning, in line with the announced production schedule. Qatalum’s Chairman confirmed Qatalum’s ability to […]

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ALUMINA says it will contribute about $US120 million ($134.8m) toward the development of a $US10.8 billion aluminium project in Saudi Arabia. Alumina’s joint venture partner, Alcoa, is teaming up with Saudi Arabian Mining Co, better known as Ma’aden, to develop an aluminium complex featuring bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting. The deal will see […]

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The following announcement appeared in several blogs and journals.   We got this one from Metals.   The announcement does not mention what technology would go into this proposed plant, but I wonder if AP50 will be chosen.   RTA must be far enough advanced with their Quebec trial plant to know whether this technology is suitable.   Another choice […]

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