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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.
May 31, 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.
May 31, 2002
French aluminium firm Pechiney has selected South Africa’s Coega industrial zone as the preferred location for its 460 000 ton a year aluminium smelter.
May 31, 2002
A leading supplier of cast-iron motors Electric Motors & Components (EMAC) launched a range of aluminium electric motors in February, supplied by Romanian manufacturer Electroprecizia.
May 03, 2002
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Mar 29, 2002
High-pressure aluminium and zinc die-casting company Zealous Pressure Castings, of the East Rand, is spending R15-million in an expansion project which will see production double within the next 24 months.
Mar 22, 2002
Operations Management Systems solutions provider Keops Isis Industrial Information Systems (Keops Isis) has announced that it has won several contracts at the BHP Billiton Mozambique Aluminium Smelter (Mozal) expansion project, with a collective value of some...
Mar 15, 2002
NF Die Casting manufactures cast aluminium alloy road wheels and has the capacity to produce around 1,2-million units a year at present.
Mar 14, 2002
South Africa is accustomed to taking on the mighty Aussies in cricket and rugby, but it is understood that this country is now also vying against Australia for a big French aluminium investment.
Mar 05, 2002
The ongoing debate on whether restrictions or controls should be placed on the aluminium scrap industry are set to be tackled tomorrow at a panel discussion, which will take place at the TAC Club in Houghton, Johannesburg.
Mar 01, 2002
The London Metal Exchange turned to the cradle of the US car industry to help galvanise support for its newest creation, an aluminum alloy contract set to make its debut next week.
Mar 01, 2002
An upgrade of Bayside Aluminium's power and free (P&F) overhead-chain conveying system by Swisslog Trans-Tele is expected to significantly improve the aluminium company’s ability to forecast carbon consumption during the aluminium production process.
Feb 22, 2002
Resources group BHP Billiton has concluded a rand-based tariff agreement with Eskom for the 132 000 t/y half potline to be installed at the Hillside Aluminium smelter at Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal.
Feb 22, 2002
In the previous Developments Column, published on February 8, we spoke about developments in the field of total communication and global virtuality.
Feb 15, 2002
Big African aluminium expansion moves by BHP Billiton made good sense even as a poor world market forced US legend Kaiser Aluminium into bankruptcy, analysts said.
 
 
 
 
Feb 14, 2002
Crippled by a heavy debt load and low aluminium prices Kaiser Aluminum Corporation has filed for bankruptcy, a move that will likely lead to further consolidation in the ailing aluminium industry.
Feb 13, 2002
Diversified resources group BHP Billiton said it has approved the $449-million expansion of its Hillside aluminium smelter at Richards Bay in South Africa.
Jan 25, 2002
The dramatic depreciation of the rand has had dire consequences for South Africa’s aluminium-product makers, who are now paying upwards of 20% more for aluminium extrusions, after price increases in November and earlier this month.
Jan 22, 2002
Norwegian metals group Elkem said it was still studying its options after Alcoa, the world’s top aluminium producer, made a takeover bid valuing it at $846,6-million. “The board of Elkem has initiated a study of the options available to Elkem and its...
Dec 14, 2001
The ‘dream-team’ of Canadian engineering construction company SNC-Lavalin and South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions, which is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction management of the Mozal II expansion project,...
Dec 14, 2001
Industrial information technology (IT) and supply-chain solutions company Streamworks has secured an order from ABB South Africa to implement and commission an engineering solution for Hillside Aluminium, the 506 000 t/y primary aluminium producer of Richards Bay,...
Dec 14, 2001
The turnkey contract for the expansion of the compressed-air plant at the Mozambique Aluminium (Mozal) near Maputo has been awarded to IST Industrial, part of the IST group.
Dec 14, 2001
A R15-million contract for the installation of lighting and cable racking for the two additional pot rooms, constructed as part of the Mozal II expansion project, has been awarded to East Rand contractors Eddcor E & I Projects, a subsidiary of Skelton & Plummer...
Dec 14, 2001
Power firm Alstom Switchgear has secured orders estimated at more than R9-million for phase two of BHP Billiton’s Mozambique Aluminium (Mozal) smelter project following the completion of its contract for the first phase last year.
Dec 14, 2001
The R28-million contract for the assembly of some 7 185 anode stems for BHP Billiton’s Mozal II expansion project has been awarded to Pinetown’s Duys Engineering Group.
 
 
 
 
Dec 14, 2001
The symbol of the elephant first became associated with Mozal in May 1998, when Martins Matsolo, traditional leader of the Matsolo family, blessed the land on which the smelter would be built.
Dec 14, 2001
Southern African distributor of US Wonderware software, Futuristix has been awarded the contract for the use of industrial structured query language (SQL), InTouch and InControl solutions for the Mozal II plant.
Dec 05, 2001
Global power and automation technology group, ABB South Africa has recently secured a R35-million order to provide power factor correction (PFC) and harmonic filters for Hillside Aluminium, a subsidiary of the BHP Billiton group, in Richards Bay.
Nov 30, 2001
Nigeria has shortlisted UK-based BHP Billiton and Switzerland’s Glencore International in its search for a technical partner to revive its troubled 193 000-ton-capacity aluminium smelter, officials said.
Nov 16, 2001
At an award ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month, the joint venture, SNC-Lavalin Murray & Roberts received the prestigious 2001 Project o the Year award of the Intentional Project Management Institute (PMI) as recognition for the delivery of the Mozal...
Oct 25, 2001
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said it would proceed with a strike at BHP Billiton’s Bayside and Hillside aluminium smelters today despite a restraining court order.
Oct 19, 2001
Brazilian bauxite, aluminia and aluminium company Vale do Rio Doce Alum
Oct 05, 2001
Welding company Arc Engineering, a division of Goscor Industrial, has again won the contract for the supply of cored wires for welding the pot shells at the expansion of the Mozambique Aluminium smelter.
Oct 03, 2001
Unionised workers at Mozambique’s Mozal aluminium smelter have threatened to strike today in a dispute over wages. Union leaders said they had called the strike to pressure management to negotiate on a list of union demands presented on August 23.
Sep 28, 2001
Dorbyl Heavy Engineering is angry at the fact that ECL, a subsidiary of Pechiney, won the contract for the supply of steel superstructures for Mozal phase 2.
 
 
 
 
Sep 21, 2001
Power utility Eskom will next month award the fifth two-year national contract for the disposal of up to 2 000 t of non-ferrous scrap, assets disposal manager Mark Hunter tells Engineering News.
Sep 21, 2001
Glass manufacturer Africa Glass Industries (AG) is accelerating its drive into the international market.
Sep 18, 2001
BHP Billiton said it might lose up to 20 000 t of aluminium production due to power failures at two smelters in South Africa.
Sep 14, 2001
Southern Africa’s burgeoning aluminium industry is arguably this region’s greatest industrial story of the late twentieth century. However, can this upstream success be taken that extra mile and become a downstream masterpiece – in other words, is...
Aug 29, 2001
The contract for the extension to the Mozal potlines has been awarded to the joint venture consisting of Basil Read, Murray & Roberts and Grinaker-LTA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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