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Mar 31, 2003
The Volta Aluminium Company in Ghana (Valco) may shut down in April because of low water levels at the Volta Dam which supplies its electric power, an energy industry source said last week.
Mar 07, 2003
Member of the multibillion rand JSE Securities Exchange-listed Altech group of companies, Keops Altech, has been awarded a contract of more than R10-million for the operations management software required for the addition of a third potline at the Hillside aluminium...
Feb 21, 2003
Resources giant BHP Billiton’s next major aluminium-related investment will most likely seek to increase alumina production rather than to expand smelting capacity, a senior executive has said.
Feb 13, 2003
The rapid expansion of power generation has fuelled an explosion in aluminium production in China, which has now become a firm net exporter, a senior Chinese executive said.
Feb 11, 2003
The team implementing the $449-million expansion at the Hillside Aluminium smelter in Richards Bay has completed the civil and structural steel works, and is about to embark on the installation of mechanical and instrumentation equipment.
Feb 05, 2003
French energy services group Technip-Coflexip, in a 50-50 joint venture with Bateman of South Africa, has been awarded, by Pechiney, a general construction and management contract valued at $600-million for the construction of an aluminium smelter in the Republic of...
Feb 05, 2003
French aluminium maker Pechiney said on yesterday that it was seeking partners to fund a new €2-billion ($2,15-billion) smelter in South Africa, as it shuts plants and cuts capacity at home.
Jan 22, 2003
Two additional firms have expressed an interest in acquiring a 51% stake in the troubled Aluminium Smelter Co Nigeria (Alscon), Nigeria's privatisation agency said yesterday.
Jan 14, 2003
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Dec 06, 2002
With the mandate to develop the South African automotive industry to a level of global competitiveness, the task of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) is multifarious.
Nov 08, 2002
French company Aluminium Pechiney has identified the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) near Port Elizabeth as the preferred site for establishing a 485 000 t/y aluminium smelter.
Nov 04, 2002
French aluminium giant, Pechiney will most likely invest some $1,6-billion in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Coega development, subject to the finalisation of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and shareholders’ approval of funding.
Oct 31, 2002
Nigeria said on Tuesday that three international companies had expressed interest in acquiring 51% of its troubled 193 000-t/y ALSCON Aluminium smelter.
Oct 25, 2002
The originator of cast-iron hydraulic starters, Powerworks, has installed its system in two diverse, but equally exciting applications earlier this year.
Oct 11, 2002
Import price parity in steel and aluminium is threatening the competitiveness of local manufacture and the government is urged to act
Oct 04, 2002
Ever since government began to intensify the development of the automotive component industry, the potential for laser technology has been identified by tooling technology company Retecon.
Oct 03, 2002
The Germany frigate consortium, which is supplying corvettes to the South African Navy, has launched a significant aluminium offset project in KwaZulu-Natal.
Sep 30, 2002
One of the participants in the National Industrial Participation Programme, the German Frigate Consortium, will be opening an aluminium factory tomorrow (October 1), as part of their contractual obligation to strengthen the South African economy through investments...
Sep 20, 2002
South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) yesterday announced the conclusion of various foreign banks, thereby finalising the R2,5-billion ($250-million) foreign funding required for Mozfund.
Sep 06, 2002
Full name: David Gordon Position: MD of Aluview, since 1988, and CEO of Showerlux SA, since 2002 Main activity of the company: Shower-door manufacturer Date and place of birth: November 28, 1952, Johannesburg Education: Matric – Aston House College, 1969 First...
Aug 30, 2002
Heavy-duty trailer and semi-trailer manufacturer Busaf Bauer has developed a light Interlink trailer, which can increase a payload by up to 10%.
Aug 16, 2002
The Dickinson Group was established in 1910 and has grown to be one of Africa’s largest refractory specialists.
Aug 16, 2002
When aluminium re-roller Hulett Aluminium (Hulamin) embarked on an ambitious R2,4-billion expansion of its plant in Maritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal, in the late 1990s a number of observers questioned the wisdom of the move.
Aug 16, 2002
Stainless Precision Engineering is a sheetmetal jobbing shop that operates from a 1 500 m2 factory based in Robertville, on the West Rand.
Aug 06, 2002
Project Partners of the Downstream Aluminium Pilot Project have launched the long awaited project at the ZCBF Community Park.
Aug 02, 2002
The CSIR is engaged in a number of activities to develop the automotive industry in South Africa.
Aug 01, 2002
Sugar and metals group Tongaat Hulett’s sugar production in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland is forecast to rise to 1,25-million tons in 2002, up 13% on last year, group CEO Peter Staude said during the company's interim results presentation.
Jul 19, 2002


ECL Services Africa Engineering, of Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal, supplies equipment for primary aluminium smelters.
Jul 09, 2002
A little more than a year after receiving the green light, the Mozal aluminium expansion project in Beluluane, Mozambique, is well poised to produce its first hot metal in October 2003, followed by full production at the end of the first quarter of 2004.
Jun 28, 2002
Global power and automation technology group ABB has won a $26-million order to supply electrical and control equipment for BHP Billiton’s Hillside aluminium smelter in Richards Bay, near Durban.
Jun 28, 2002
Following its successful completion of a R40-million low-voltage contract and electrical installation at the first phase of BHP Billiton’s Mozal project, near Maputo in Mozambique, Johannesburg-based company RBF Technology has won an additional R30-million...
Jun 28, 2002
The African continent, as well as the international donor community, are desperate for a success story to demonstrate the possibility of economic and political turnaround on a continent riddled with turmoil and poverty.
Jun 28, 2002
Operations Management Systems solutions provider Keops Isis Industrial Information Systems has won several contracts at the BHP Billiton Mozal II expansion project worth an estimated R20-million over the next three years, with the project expected to continue until...
Jun 28, 2002
Construction company WBHO has made something of a name for itself in the construction of aluminium smelters. The company, in a joint venture with Concor, has recently started work on a R30-million contract for the construction of the third bake furnace at the...
Jun 28, 2002
The largest manufacturer of machinery and equipment for primary aluminium smelters in the world, ECL of France, has been awarded a R430-million contract to supply 144 equipped superstructures, four pot-tending machines, two anode jacking frames, four raising runway...
Jun 28, 2002
A division of the IST group, IST Industrial, has been awarded a R50-million turnkey contract for the upgrading and expansion of the compressed air system at the Hillside aluminium smelter.
Jun 28, 2002
Overland haulage company and flagship of Imperial Holdings, Truck Africa of Germiston, Gauteng has secured a lucrative contract to transport equipment to both the Mozal and Hillside aluminium smelter expansions projects.
Jun 28, 2002
The world’s largest resources group BHP Billiton is still on track to bring two of its aluminium smelter expansion projects to fruition.
Jun 21, 2002
The entire aluminium foundry industry faces a major challenge in 2002, reports Cape Town-based aluminium foundry Ajax Manufacturing MD Charles Rowe.
Jun 21, 2002
Aluminium is a young and modern metal. It has only been produced on an industrial scale since 1886, when Hall and H
Jun 21, 2002
South Africa is home to resources group BHP Billiton’s 100%-owned Hillside and Bayside aluminium smelters, both based in Richards Bay, in Kwazulu-Natal, while the Mozal smelter – in which BHP Billiton has a 47% stake – is located just outside...
Jun 20, 2002
The establishment of the Pechiney aluminium smelter at Coega looks certain, says South Africa’s Public Enterprises Minister Jeff Radebe who met with the French company in Paris earlier this week.
Jun 07, 2002
Power and automation technology group ABB has won a $26-million order to supply electrical and control equipment for the Hillside aluminium smelter, which is being expanded by the BHP Billiton mining group.
Jun 04, 2002
Russian Aluminium is considering building an aluminium factory in Guinea once a planned bauxite mine and alumina plant are up and running, company officials in the West African country said.
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