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2009-01-20 08:13:00

MONTREAL, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Key measures - A further six per cent reduction in aluminium production, bringing the total reduction to approximately 11 per cent, and close to six per cent reduction in alumina production - Reduction in global workforce by approximately 1100 roles (300 contractors and 800 employee roles) - Substantial cost reduction programmes in Rio Tinto Alcan facilities worldwide - Permanent closure of Beauharnois smelter in...

2008-10-23 12:00:18

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced it will reduce production at its Point Comfort, Texas alumina refinery by approximately 25 percent, or a reduction of approximately 550,000 metric tons per year, by the end of November. The curtailment of two digesters at the Point Comfort facility follows Alcoa's announcement last month to curtail production at its Rockdale, Texas aluminum smelter as a result of uncompetitive power supply to that smelter and overall market conditions. "Aluminum prices...

2008-10-23 09:00:27

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited ("SIIL" or the "Company") (NYSE:SLT) today announced its results for the second quarter ("Q2") and Half year ("H1") ended 30 September 2008. Highlights -- Attributable PAT up 18% at Rs. 1,277 crore -- Highest mined zinc production in any quarter -- Refined zinc production at 122,000 tonnes, an increase of 30% over the corresponding prior quarter -- Significant reduction in unit production costs in Zinc and Copper businesses,...

2008-10-13 06:00:33

Alcoa has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bonneville Power Administration for a power contract to supply its Alcoa Intalco Works aluminum smelter through 2028. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) provides the framework for a contract which would begin in October 2011. It would provide up to 240MW of direct power sales, enough to operate the facility at 50% capacity, contingent upon Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) acquiring additional power to augment the NW power system,...

2008-10-10 18:00:27

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for a power contract to supply its Alcoa Intalco Works (Ferndale, Washington) aluminum smelter through 2028. The MOU provides the framework for a contract which would begin in October 2011. It would provide up to 240MW of direct power sales, enough to operate the facility at 50% capacity, contingent upon BPA acquiring additional power to augment the NW power...

2008-10-02 00:00:17

Alcoa Inc. said Tuesday it will curtail remaining production at its aluminum smelter in Rockdale, Texas, because of an uncompetitive local power supply and overall market conditions, resulting in layoffs of about 660 workers. Alcoa, with a corporate center on the North Side, said it will adjust its alumina production based on the shutdown, which takes effect immediately. Alcoa said the plant had capacity to produce about 150,000 metric tons a year. Its aluminum production had been reduced...

2008-10-01 15:00:35

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Chemicals industry industry is available in its catalogue. World Bauxite and Alumina Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p092437/World-Bauxite-and-Alumina-Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bauxite and Alumina in Thousands of Metric Tons. The major product segments analyzed are Bauxite (Metallurgical Bauxite, & Non-Metallurgical Bauxite), and Alumina ( Metallurgical Alumina, &...

2008-09-30 12:00:36

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced it will curtail the remaining production at its Rockdale, Texas aluminum smelter - comprising approximately 150,000 metric tons of production a year (mtpy) - beginning immediately as a result of uncompetitive power supply to that smelter and overall market conditions. In June, the company idled three of the plant's six operating potlines representing approximately 120,000 mtpy of production as a result of ongoing local power supply issues. As a result of...

2008-08-22 15:00:39

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today said it has set dates for the layoff of approximately 300 employees at its Rockdale, Texas, aluminum smelter where the company has idled half of its production. In addition, approximately 100 contract employees will be affected. The plant was partially shut in June 2008 because of ongoing supply issues with Luminant's onsite power generating unit, Sandow Unit 4, which have exposed the plant to uneconomical power prices. Three of the plant's six operating potlines...

2008-08-13 06:00:37

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- ABB Limited (India) (BOM:500002) (Bangalore, Karnataka), a division of power and automation technology provider ABB Limited (NYSE:ABB) (Zurich, Switzerland), has secured a $114 million contract from Vedanta Aluminum Limited (Jharsuguda, Orissa), a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc (LON:VED) (London), to provide power and automation products and systems for the expansion project of Vedanta's aluminum smelter plant at Jharsuguda....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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