Metal Industries
August 2013

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) reported net income for the second quarter at BD20.7 million ($54.9 million), a 42 per cent drop from BD35.6 million in Q2 2012 driven by unrealised derivative gains as well as low LME prices. Sales for the first six months of 2013 were BD382.6 million versus BD383 million in H1 2012. Sales for Q2 reached BD195.






August 2013

ALUMINIUM Bahrain (Alba)’s commitment to boosting productivity, increasing capacity and enhancing the reliability of Potlines 1 and 2 were bolstered with the successful completion of Potlines 1 and 2 Rectiformers Replacement – one of the first brownfield projects of this magnitude anywhere in the world.






August 2013

Primary aluminium smelting is an extremely energy-intensive industry as it involves an electrolytic process that reduces ore directly to metal.






August 2013

Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), which owns and operates one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters, has engaged US-headquartered Rockwell Automation and its Global Solutions team to provide a commercial pot-control system for its proprietary DX+ Technology, currently being installed in the Phase II expansion at Emirates Aluminium (Emal) in Abu Dhabi.






August 2013

DUBAI Aluminium (Dubal) and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) have secured full ownership of Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC), having completed the acquisition of the remaining project interests in the joint venture from Global Alumina Corporation and BHP Billiton.






August 2013

Abakan Inc, an emerging leader in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, has announced that its CermaClad high-speed large-area metal cladding technology has received the Steel Excellence Award from the American Metal Market under the ‘Best Process Innovation category’ where other notable winners in other categories included the






August 2013

BOURQUE Industries Inc, which is developing carbon metal alloys and related product applications using a patented process called Kryron, announced it has entered into a $7.5 million stock purchase agreement with Ironridge Technology Co, an institutional investor that specialises in direct equity investments in the technology sector.






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