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Aluminium

Window on an energy-positive future

(June 25, 2013)

The Powerhouse project is installing new aluminium windows from Hydro in the world's first office building to be renovated into an energy-positive building.

Hydro already a winner in World Cup in Brazil

(May 08, 2013)

Whoever wins the World Cup soccer championship at the Maracaña Stadium in Rio de Janeiro next year, Hydro is already satisfied with one result - aluminium in the stadium.

Fish market in Oman

(May 02, 2013)

The new fish market in Muttrah, Oman, needs both shade and light. Norwegian architects Snøhetta planned for a fascinating solution – with an open lamellae canopy, made of aluminium from Hydro.

Building Systems in the Big Apple

(April 25, 2013)

Hydro's Building Systems business is helping reshape the New York City skyline with two new projects featuring aluminium façade solutions from our Wicona brand.

Office building renovation

(April 03, 2013)

By optimizing and combining existing technologies in new ways, an ordinary office building from the 1980s at Kjørbo in Sandvika could produce more energy than it uses. This is the first time a building will be renovated in this way in Norway, and the method can be easily applied to other office buildings.

Aluminium helps protect Germany's cultural heritage

(February 25, 2013)

The internationally-acclaimed extension to the German National Library in Leipzig features a series of custom aluminium façade solutions from Wicona, a Hydro building systems brand.

Wine cap illustration

(November 28, 2012)

A new promotional campaign titled ‘Aluminium Closures – Turn 360°’ aims to enhance awareness of the benefits of aluminium closures for wine. Hydro supplies this growing market with rolled products in aluminium.

Aluminium components from Hydro’s buildings systems brand Wicona helps keep the elements at bay – at 40 below and beyond.

(November 19, 2012)

Aluminium components from Hydro’s buildings systems brand Wicona help keep the elements at bay – at 40 below and beyond.

Rolled aluminium foil

(October 08, 2012)

Hydro´s Rolled Products business area has calculated to what extent its rolled aluminium products can benefit the global climate – by fuel-saving, light-weight cars, by protection of food or by preventing buildings from energy losses.

Two out of three aluminium beverage cans are now being recycled in Europe, and the future looks bright for even more recycling. Hydro, a major global supplier of rolled aluminium products for cans, supports many initiatives.

(August 20, 2012)

Two out of three aluminium beverage cans are now being recycled in Europe, and the future looks bright for even more recycling. Hydro, a major global supplier of rolled aluminium products for cans, supports many initiatives.

Unique design the secret behind Norway's first energy-positive office building

(March 12, 2012)

Optimum use of solar and other renewable energy sources paired with extremely low energy consumption will result in Norway's first office building that produces more energy than it consumes. The building's design, with energy-efficient aluminium façades from Hydro, is tailored to the natural surroundings at Brattørkaia in Trondheim.

With help from Hydro’s plants in Norway, aluminium from a WWII aircraft is on its way to becoming part of a war memorial in London.

(February 07, 2012)

One fateful night in May 1944, the Canadian Halifax bomber LW 682 was shot down over Belgium. With help from Hydro’s plants in Norway, aluminium from the aircraft is on its way to becoming part of a war memorial in London.

Refurbishing headquarters without moving employees

(December 07, 2011)

When Hydro refurbished its 40 year-old Building Systems headquarters in Milan, Italy, none of the 50 employees had to move out of the building, and the company avoided the major costs of renting temporary premises during the renovation period.

(September 26, 2011)

Let's be honest. Are we benefiting the world's climate with our aluminium rolled products or are we harming it? We have looked at the data for a selection of our products – and found 1.3 million metric tons of CO2 net savings through the use of rolled products from Hydro.

Aluminium supplier of choice in solar

(June 24, 2011)

With aluminium gaining ground as the material of choice in the solar market, Hydro is positioned to become the market’s aluminium supplier of choice.

Happy Birthday, Aluminium!

(April 12, 2011)

“Everything old is new again,” goes the song. They could have been singing about aluminium.

The Qatalum aluminium plant in Qatar.

(April 12, 2010)

Learn all about the new aluminium plant in Qatar and the grand opening on Monday, April 12, 2010.

Forever young aluminium can

(February 02, 2010)

In 1935, you needed a knife to open this new-fangled invention, then made of tin. Today, it’s a little easier, not to mention thinner, lighter, safer, and it’s the world’s most-recycled packaging. Say “Happy Birthday” to the can – in aluminium, of course.

The Great, Green Building Debate

(August 24, 2009) On Wednesday, September 2, Senkveld host Thomas Numme, Hydro President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, and a panel of experts discussed the promise of technology in making our buildings greener.

aluminum bumper

(August 21, 2009)

Hydro is working with automakers to deliver better crash management products using high-strength and ultra-high-strength aluminium alloys, meeting sustainability requirements and confirming the company's commitment to the automotive industry.

(April 07, 2009) Thanks to everyone who participated in our Hydro Challenge technology competition on April 22-23!

Favorable footprint for recycled aluminium cans

(March 16, 2009)

A new life-cycle assessment study on beverage cans in Europe shows improved results for aluminium cans – which will boost efforts to increase recycling rates even further.

construction aeria

(November 24, 2008)

The Qatalum aluminium project is on track for start-up at the year-end 2009. The plant buildings are now gradually rising from the flat, sandy landscape of the Mesaieed Industrial Park in Qatar.

Construction workers

(September 26, 2008)

The Qatalum smelter is rising from the desert in Qatar thanks to the efforts from more than 12,000 workers currently on site from all over the world to erect this aluminium giant under challenging conditions. Logistics, cultural differences, heat and the scramble for raw materials in a global construction hotspot are but a few of the challenges Hydro is faced with as project manager during the building phase.

camper trailer in fabric and aluminium

(August 19, 2008)

You can bring along all your gear – and get a good night’s sleep – in this ultra-light camper trailer made of aluminium.

Chinese with aluminium window

(August 14, 2008)

Hydro crossed the finish line – on time and on budget – with deliveries of aluminium window frames to the prestigious Morgan Center in the Beijing Olympic complex.

aluminium chair

(July 30, 2008)

Next time you’re at a convention or hotel conference, take a look under your seat. You may be sitting on an aluminium chair from Burgess Furniture.

Marimba

(June 03, 2008)

Marimba One and Hydro make beautiful music together.

food tray

(April 29, 2008)

Our customer wanted two things: an aluminium food tray that was light in weight and light on the environment. We delivered on both counts.

Aluminium can

(February 28, 2008)

About 45 billion aluminium cans were produced in Europe last year. Recycling them makes good sense – for the bottom line and the environment.

Magne Furuholmen

(February 08, 2008)

Artist Magne Furuholmen follows up on his attention-getting "CLIMAX" aluminium sculpture with a new exhibition sponsored by Hydro. "ANTICLIMAX” also draws on the threat from climate change.

chelsea fc training facility

(January 16, 2008)

Hydro's aluminium solutions for buildings are increasingly catching the eye of architects and contractors – not to mention prize juries. Have a look for yourself.

 

baltic building

(December 12, 2007)

One of the next landmarks in Lithuania is already turning heads. Nearly complete, the new building has an aluminium-and-glass façade that looks like a Lithuanian bank note.

magne furuholmen

(December 07, 2007)

Magne Furuholmen is worried about global warming, and his sculpture in aluminium depicting a house of cards about to collapse, sounds a stark warning: change, before it’s too late.

Qatalum

(November 19, 2007)

Hydro and our partners in Qatar are building the largest aluminium plant built in a single phase in the world. Now we have laid the foundation stone – together.

Charles McEvoy

(November 05, 2008)

Charles McEvoy at Western Extrusions in Texas just wants one thing: “What I want, when I want it.” We aim to please.

kodak inspecting an image

(September 24, 2007)

Kodak puts its reputation in the printing industry on the line every day, and depends on Hydro for high-quality lithographic sheets in aluminium.

Brightspark on top of your desk

(September 03, 2007)

Feeling under the weather this winter? If so, you're not alone, and you could be suffering from a seasonal condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. S.A.D. reduces life quality for millions of people around the world who suffer sleep problems, lethargy and tiredness in winter.

Stepladders

(August 31, 2007)

Whatever the task, you can rely on a Hailo ladder to rise to the occasion. That's because it's made of sturdy aluminium from Hydro.

Aluminium foil blister pack

(August 31, 2007)

For those of us who depend on taking the right medicines at the right time, a blister pack in aluminium foil from Hydro gives us one less thing to worry about. Although it's probably the last thing you think about when you're not feeling well, the simple foil blister pack helps you track your dosages, keeps them safe, dry, hygienic and out of harm's way.

Nicholl's production line is a hygiene-controlled zone

(August 31, 2007)

We know your mum-in-law loves your home cooking. And how impressed she is about the way you toil away in the kitchen for hours making it all happen. Trouble is, if she knew that you bought it all oven-ready in a tray made from Hydro aluminium, you'd probably be in for a bit of a roasting.

Ferry

(August 31, 2007)

When Soflusa Lines, part of Transtejo, planned to upgrade their fleet of fast ferries, they wanted ships capable of carrying 600 passengers at 30 knots. But to protect the river environment and other shipping, Portugese authorities stipulated that the new ships would not be permitted to make a wash higher than 50 cm. The solution: a high technology, low-wash hull, designed and built with aluminium from Hydro.

Macropod studio

(August 29, 2007)

In the modern workplace, there's nothing quite like a Macropod. It's a deceptively simple solution to the one of the biggest challenges of office life today: hot desking and the open plan office. The Macropod gives you a unique workspace you can call your own, offering privacy, comfort and amazing flexibility. And it's all built using advanced aluminium profiles from Hydro.

Aluminium tank

(August 29, 2007)

It seems strange when you think about it: The lighter the tanker, the more the tanker can hold. But its true, thanks to aluminium, which is now by far the dominant material in the production of tankers and utility vehicles.

Alplast

(August 28, 2007)

Aesthetics have become an increasingly important element in the design of bottle tops for wines, cognacs and whiskies - and screw caps are starting to replace corks. The Italian firm Alplast, one of Hydros long-term customers, produces around four billion bottle caps a year - requiring 4,000 tonnes of aluminium.

Radiator

(August 28, 2007)

The first radiators produced by the German company Behr may have been masterpieces in copper. But now aluminium has virtually taken over as the leading material for radiators and air conditioning systems in vehicles.

Aluminium box

(August 28, 2007)

Downing the last drop of a soda isn't the end, it's just the beginning. Toss the can into a recycling bin, and maybe it'll end up making a car lighter and safer.

(August 31, 2007)

Ball Corporation is the world's largest drinks can manufacturer, and Hydro has been supplying them with aluminium for many years. Ball requires top quality metal to ensure its own products are top-notch, and Hydro supplies both the aluminium and the technical expertise to help them get the most out of it

Cyclist on bike

(August 26, 2007)

The race goes to the swiftest - and the lightest. Hydro's unique aluminium-scandium alloy helps speed professional racers to the finish line.

Wrigley's chewing gum, paper-backed foil

(August 27, 2007)

Next time you buy a pack of Wrigley's chewing gum, take a closer look at the wrapping.

(September 03, 2007)

In 1997, Hydro entered into a voluntary agreement with Norwegian environmental authorities to reduce specific greenhouse gas emissions from our aluminium works by 55 per cent. Now, together with other Norwegian aluminium producers, we have actually reduced emissions by 62 per cent per tonne produced — making the Norwegian aluminium industry among the cleanest in the world.

(September 03, 2007)

We all know the great pyramids are one of the Seven Wonders of the World. And the pharaohs must have been some of the world's first "big thinkers." We're applying big thinking to aluminium with Qatalum.

Airbus A300

(August 25, 2007)

How would you cope in weightless conditions? Imagine an Airbus A300 airliner flying full speed 6000 meters high, then pulling up to the steepest climb before plunging into a freefall that lasts for over 20 seconds in a virtual 'space flight'. It's as close to the real thing as you can get without leaving the Earth's atmosphere.