MARCH 2011
                                        

Novelis expands recycling in Germany

Novelis Inc. announced the investment of $18 million in the construction of a new recycling center at Aluminium Norf GmbH in western Germany.

Construction has started on a multi-chamber melting furnace and ancillary equipment that will recycle 50,000 metric tons of aluminum scrap per year to feed the rolling mills of Alunorf, a large aluminum rolling complex. Located near Neuss, Germany, Alunorf is a joint venture of Novelis and Norsk Hydro ASA.

The Novelis recycling center will process aluminum scrap from Novelis plants as well as from the manufacturing facilities of customers across Europe. It is the second phase of a recycling expansion project at Alunorf that began in 2009 with the construction of a similar recycling facility. The combined capacity of the integrated recycling operations will be 100,000 metric tons per year when the Novelis facility comes on-stream in late 2011.