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News archive

Feb 3, 2016

We sort used aluminium most accurately, with new, leading technology. The result is more efficient recycling and fewer climate-related emissions – today in one plant, soon in two.

Feb 1, 2016
Hydro's primary aluminium plant in Årdal, Norway.

Following the power outage on Friday night, around 10 percent of Hydro Årdal's primary aluminium production capacity is temporarily shut down.

Jan 29, 2016

Hydro’s aluminium plant in Årdal, Norway suffered a close to four hour power outage, starting 17:15 CET on January 29. The incident caused no personnel injuries.

Jan 15, 2016

The Research Council of Norway and the state of Pará in Brazil has agreed on a new research collaboration. The agreement is important for Hydro's research on biodiversity and forest rehabilitation after bauxite mining.

Dec 22, 2015

In October, a-ha played two concerts for Hydro’s employees and local people in Pará, Brazil. Fans donated schoolbags in exchange for concert tickets and now, thousands of schoolbags are being distributed.

Dec 18, 2015

Norsk Hydro ASA has entered into an agreement with Oslo Pensjonsforsikring AS regarding the sale of Herøya Industripark AS. The transfer will likely occur during the first quarter of 2016.

Dec 17, 2015

The announced sale of Hydro’s rolling mill in Cisterna di Latina, Italy, has been finalized.

Dec 10, 2015

Hydro is proud sponsor of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will be held at Telenor Arena on Friday, December 11.

Dec 9, 2015

German industry is generally dominated by men. At Hydro’s aluminium rolling mill in Grevenbroich, Germany, Hydro has initiated several apprenticeship programs to increase the share of women in the industry.

Stock exchange announcement
Dec 3, 2015

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA is focusing its Capital Markets Day 2015 on the efforts to become better, bigger and greener as a means to create value for shareholders. Industry-leading improvement programs, technological leadership, capital discipline and financial strength contribute to strengthen Hydro’s relative position in challenging markets.

Dec 2, 2015

Even before the centenary celebrations for Hydro’s aluminium production in Høyanger are over, we’ve already started celebrating Hydro’s 110th anniversary. Read the short version of our exciting history in this article.

Nov 25, 2015

Alberto Fabrini, Executive Vice President Bauxite & Alumina, says Hydro’s ambition is to return the forest impacted by bauxite mining to the same or better state than before mining activity.

Nov 20, 2015

Hydro supports a global climate agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, including putting a price on carbon emissions, in connection with the upcoming UN Conference on Climate Change.

Nov 18, 2015

World-famous architect Daniel Libeskind has created an extraordinary large-scale sculpture: Wings. The four-part artwork is made primarily of aluminium provided by Hydro.

Nov 11, 2015

Aluminium recycling will be in focus at the 23rd International Recycled Aluminium Conference in Madrid hosted by Metal Bulletin, with Hydro as lead sponsor, Nov. 16-18, 2015. As part of the conference, participants will visit Hydro’s recycling plant in Azuqueca.

Nov 5, 2015

In 2013, Norwegian union leaders in Hydro took the initiative to launch an iPad project for children and youth in Paragominas in Brazil. The project is now delivering positive results that encourage further investment.

Oct 23, 2015

Roland Scharf-Bergmann, Head of Recycling in Hydro's Primary Metal business, has been elected chairman of the Recycling Division of European Aluminium by the organization’s General Assembly.

Stock exchange announcement
Oct 21, 2015

Hydro's underlying earnings before financial items and tax declined to NOK 2,215 million in the third quarter from NOK 2,667 million in the second quarter of 2015. Weaker alumina and aluminium prices and premiums weighed on results, while strong rolled products sales and record bauxite production contributed positively in the quarter.

Oct 19, 2015

Breaking mental barriers about people with disabilities helps Hydro attract new talent in Paragominas, where the company operates a bauxite mine.

Oct 19, 2015

Hydro has entered into a binding agreement to sell its aluminium rolling mill in Cisterna di Latina, Italy, to Rolling Mills International GmbH.

Oct 16, 2015

Brazil’s Federal and State Public Attorneys in Pará and the State Public Defender has requested that the Brazilian federal court halt activities at the Vila do Conde port to clean up after a ship, carrying cattle, capsized in the port on October 6. Hydro’s operations at the nearby Albras and Alunorte plants are so far unaffected.

Stock exchange announcement
Oct 9, 2015

Hydro has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Brazilian mining company Vale for the possible acquisition of Vale’s 40% interest in Brazilian bauxite producer Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN), which would strengthen Hydro’s global position as a long player in bauxite and alumina.

Sep 25, 2015

Hydro's Rolled Products is working to establish aluminium foil as an important part of power-storing lithium-ion batteries. With Swiss battery producer Leclanché, this battery foil is now being used in the Azores.

Sep 17, 2015

An environmental team from Hydro shared research and project results from the Paragominas bauxite mine with a gathering this week of the Biodiversity Research Consortium Brazil-Norway.

Sep 17, 2015

The Danish Institute for Human Rights has supported Hydro by providing a high-level human rights perspective on their CSR assessment of Hydro’s operations in Pará, Brazil.

Sep 11, 2015

European countries are receiving an increasing number of refugees. German authorities are working with the industry to facilitate jobs for some of the refugees, where Hydro is contributing with additional apprenticeships.

Sep 10, 2015

Norsk Hydro ASA’s part-owned aluminium plant in Canada, Alouette, and the Government of Québec agreed on new terms and conditions for the existing supply of electricity for the 13-year period from 2017 to 2029. After signing the agreement setting the new power price, details have to be finalized with the electricity supplier Hydro Quebec.

Sep 3, 2015

“I am very optimistic for aluminium,” Hydro President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg says in the September 2015 issue of Metal Bulletin, the prestigious industry magazine.

Sep 2, 2015

What do a-ha and Hydro have in common? They renew themselves. In addition, on October 1 and 3 the iconic band will take the stage in Brazil and play for Hydro's many thousand local employees.

Aug 25, 2015

The Board of Directors of Sapa AS has appointed Egil Hogna (44) as the company's new President & Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Svein Tore Holsether on September 1, 2015.

Aug 21, 2015

With recent investments exceeding NOK 20 million, Hydro Karmøy is positioning itself to be a major supplier of aluminium to the European automotive industry.

Aug 21, 2015

Today the Telemark region of Norway is celebrating the addition of Notodden and Rjukan to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Hydro's contribution includes the new website, a popularized account of what this world heritage really means.

Aug 10, 2015

Twenty-eight students finished off their internships in Hydro with an awards ceremony for the winning presentation on how to help Hydro realize its ambitions to become carbon-neutral.

July 24, 2015

On July 26 the world's largest football tournament for youngsters, Norway Cup, kicks off at Ekeberg in Oslo, Norway. Hydro is looking forward to welcoming the Alunorte Rain Forest Team from Brazil, which is competing for the 14th time this year.

Stock exchange announcement
July 21, 2015

Hydro's underlying earnings before financial items and tax declined to NOK 2,667 million in the  second quarter from NOK 3,208 million in the first quarter of 2015, mainly reflecting lower aluminium  prices and premiums. Stronger sales volumes lifted downstream results to the highest level since Hydro became a pure aluminium company in 2007.

Stock exchange announcement
July 17, 2015

The Brazilian state of Pará has published a long-term ICMS tax framework for the aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA and related entities, developed between the parties. A new 15-year framework will replace the existing ICMS deferral on July 17.

Stock exchange announcement
July 17, 2015

Underlying EBIT for Sapa increased compared to the previous quarter, due to seasonally higher sales volumes, strong North American market development, as well as improvement programs progressing ahead of plan across the organization. The second quarter results were also impacted negatively by sharply falling metal premiums in North America.

July 15, 2015

Twenty of our newly recruited young professionals gathered early in June for the Young Professionals Network Gathering - the second part of Hydro's Graduate- and Trainee program. This session is specifically tailored for our newly recruited university hires.

Stock exchange announcement
July 14, 2015

As previously communicated by Norsk Hydro ASA, the existing ICMS deferral on intra-state purchases in the state of Pará in Brazil will be revisited medio July. There has for some time been a dialogue between Hydro and the Pará authorities regarding the terms and conditions for a new ICMS framework.

July 10, 2015

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA’s fully owned subsidiary, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH , has secured a power contract with Axpo Trading AG, a Switzerland-based energy company with captive power production and international trading activity, totaling 0,9 TWh (100 MW) annually in the eight year period from 2018 to 2025.

July 5, 2015

UNESCO declared on Sunday that Hydro's origins at Notodden and Rjukan belong on the exclusive list of World Heritage Sites. "A fantastic recognition of the innovative art of engineering, goal orientation and social consciousness the founders of the company exhibited", says the current CEO Svein Richard Brantzæg.

June 18, 2015

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA’s fully owned subsidiary Hydro Energi AS has signed a long-term power contract with Norwegian renewable energy producer BKK Produksjon AS, for annual supply of 0.5 terawatt hours (TWh) over 10 years from 2021 to 2030, resulting in a total of 5 TWh over the 10-year period.

June 4, 2015

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA’s fully owned subsidiary Hydro Energi AS has signed a long-term power contract with Eidsiva Vannkraft AS, a Norwegian hydro power producer, for annual supply of 300 GWh annually over 10 years from January 1, 2021, and a total delivery of 3.0 TWh.

June 2, 2015

Hydro, the leading European aluminium company, is well ahead with its investment projects in Neuss and Grevenbroich totaling EUR 230 million.

June 2, 2015

GIFA, the world’s most important trade fair for foundry technology, will be in Düsseldorf, Germany, from June 16-20. Hydro is present at the fair with commercial and technical experts on our stand in Hall 13, B50.

May 21, 2015

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Hirsch, Senior Scientist at Hydro’s Rolled Products R&D center in Bonn, will become President of the German Society for Material Science DGM for 2015 and 2016.

Stock exchange announcement
May 18, 2015

Reference is made to the stock exchange release of February 5, 2015, announcing an investor call to be held by Sapa JV. The call will take place today, May 18, 2015, at 3pm to 4pm CET.

Stock exchange announcement
May 12, 2015
Arvid Moss

Norsk Hydro ASA hosted a webinar on its Energy business Tuesday, June 9. You can view the podcast with presentation (or download) with the link in the right-hand column.

Stock exchange announcement
May 7, 2015

The Annual General Meeting of Norsk Hydro ASA on Wednesday adopted all the items as proposed on the agenda, including the proposal to distribute a dividend of NOK 1.00 per share.

May 6, 2015

Alunorf, the world’s largest aluminium plant for hot rolling and remelting, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of operation with an extensive revamp. Alunorf, in Neuss, Germany, is a 50/50 joint venture owned by Hydro and Novelis.

May 5, 2015

Hilde Merete Aasheim, executive vice president responsible for Hydro’s primary metal business, has been named new chair of Norsk Industri (The Federation of Norwegian Industries).

May 4, 2015

How researchers are figuring out how to cross deep, wide fjords on aluminium bridges that float on the fjord before they turn into tunnels midway.

Stock exchange announcement
May 4, 2015

Norsk Hydro employees have purchased shares under a general arrangement offered to employees employed by Norsk Hydro in Norway each year.

Stock exchange announcement
April 30, 2015

Reference is made to the stock exchange release of February 5, 2015, announcing an investor call to be held by Sapa JV. The call will take place on May 18, 2015 at 3pm to 4pm CET.

April 29, 2015

The ball mill at Hydro’s bauxite mining operations in Paragominas in Para, Brazil, that was taken out for planned maintenance in the beginning of March is now back in operation. Paragominas has fully resumed its production.

Stock exchange announcement
April 29, 2015

Hydro's underlying earnings before financial items and tax increased to NOK 3,208 million in the first quarter, up from NOK 2,886 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. The results reflect higher sales across the value chain and a stronger US dollar.

April 27, 2015

Laying the foundation stone for the integrated recycling line for used beverage cans (UBC) at its Neuss plant in Germany, Hydro today marked another milestone in this EUR 45 million project.

Stock exchange announcement
April 10, 2015

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Norsk Hydro ASA will be held at the company's office at Vækerø, Drammensveien 260, 0283 Oslo, on Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 2 p.m (CET).

April 1, 2015

Following approval from the German Federal Cartel Office, Hydro has completed the previously announced acquisition of WMR Recycling GmbH.

Stock exchange announcement
April 1, 2015

Following approval by Norsk Hydro ASA's Annual General Meeting in 2010, the Board of Directors established a Long Term Incentive (LTI) in the form of a remuneration of 30 percent and 25 percent of annual base salary for the President and CEO and the other members of the Corporate Management Board respectively. The LTI payment requires that Hydro has had a positive underlying EBIT in the previous year. The participants will be required to invest the net amount after tax in Hydro shares and such shares must be held for at least three years.

March 30, 2015

Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO in the aluminium solutions company Sapa, has informed the Board of Directors that he will leave Sapa to take over as President and CEO for Norwegian fertilizers group Yara International ASA.

March 27, 2015

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA’s fully owned subsidiary Hydro Energi AS has signed a long-term power contract with Axpo Trading AG, a Switzerland-based energy company with captive power production and international trading activity, for annual supply of 0.25 terrawatt hours (TWh) over 10 years from January 1, 2021, and a total delivery of 2.5 TWh.

March 26, 2015

Students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) moved their classroom to Hydro’s Primary Metal plant in Årdal this week.

Stock exchange announcement
March 18, 2015

One of two ball mills at Hydro’s bauxite mining operations, Paragominas in Para, Brazil, was taken out for planned maintenance in the beginning of March, with planned return to production towards the second half of March. As work progressed, an inspection revealed items which require an extended period of reduced production. Maintenance and improvements are now expected to last until the second half of April.

Stock exchange announcement
March 13, 2015

"After challenging years, the fundamentals in the aluminium market show some improvement - and our ambitious improvement strategy yields significant results turning Hydro into a strong player well positioned for a better, bigger and greener future," President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg writes in his letter to shareholders.

March 6, 2015

Hydro has entered into a contract with Multiconsult for engineering services for the planned pilot plant at Karmøy. The Karmøy pilot aims to verify the world's most energy and climate efficient electrolysis technology.

March 2, 2015

To further strengthen its activities in aluminium recycling, Hydro have acquired WMR Recycling GmbH (WMR) in Dormagen, Germany, from Kural GmbH and Kurth Grundstücksverwaltungs UG. Following the transaction, Hydro will own the most advanced aluminium scrap sorting technology in the world.

Stock exchange announcement
Feb 11, 2015

Norsk Hydro ASA's underlying earnings before financial items and tax (EBIT) increased to NOK 2,886 million in the fourth quarter, up from NOK 1,490 million in the third quarter of 2014. Bauxite & Alumina and Primary Metal delivered their highest quarterly results since 2007.

Stock exchange announcement
Feb 11, 2015

Hydro has made a formal investment decision to develop a full scale pilot plant in Karmøy to demonstrate the world’s most energy and climate efficient aluminium production. A final build decision for the project, with total costs estimated at NOK 3.9 billion, is conditioned on Hydro securing a robust power solution for the technology pilot.

Stock exchange announcement
Feb 5, 2015

Underlying EBIT for Sapa declined compared to the previous quarter, mainly due to lower seasonal demand.

Feb 4, 2015

The EFTA (European Free Trade Association) Surveillance Authority has approved funding of NOK 1.5 billion from Enova for Hydro to test the world's most energy- and climate-efficient aluminum production in a full-scale pilot plant at Karmøy, Norway.

Feb 4, 2015
Johannes Aalbu

Hydro and SGL Group have launched a three-year project aiming to tap further energy saving potentials in the primary aluminum production process. Building on each other’s technological strengths and know-how, the companies are joining forces to develop a new cathodic solution for this purpose.

Jan 30, 2015

Hydro has decided to sell Herøya Industrial Park in Porsgrunn, Norway.

Jan 28, 2015

Students from the natural sciences program at Holmestrand secondary school will work with engineers from Hydro Holmestrand to map the plant's CO2 footprint and identify opportunities to reduce it.

Jan 16, 2015

Supporters of the Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) have decided to establish a legal trade association. Manfred Mertens, head of Hydro's Packaging & Building unit in theRolled Products business area, was elected president of this first-ever global foil association.

Jan 15, 2015

Hydro’s fully owned casthouse technology provider, Hycast, celebrates 25 years this week. “After some challenging years, the outlook now is promising,” says the managing director of Hycast, Helge Jansen.

Jan 6, 2015

Hydro, the leading European aluminium company, started construction Monday, January 5, of a new, modern automotive production line for lightweight car body sheet at its plant in Grevenbroich, Germany.

Dec 16, 2014

Hydro and Save the Children have had a cooperative agreement since 1987 and the total donations now exceed NOK 50 million.

Dec 8, 2014

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA will implement several changes in its Corporate Management Board to strengthen the company’s Rolled Products business area and business-critical support functions within the areas of people and organizational development, global framework conditions and stakeholder management.

Stock exchange announcement
Nov 27, 2014
Hydro President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Hydro is focusing its Capital Markets Day 2014 on creating value in a tightening aluminium market through its aspiration to become better, bigger and greener. The aspiration spans the whole aluminium value chain, with strategic goals for each business area within the three categories.

Nov 13, 2014

Alunorf, the world's largest aluminium rolling plant and a 50-percent Hydro joint venture, has won yet another energy award in Germany.

Nov 7, 2014

Since 2011 Hydro has been a key participant in the national research program Lean Operations, which has been looking into the use of “lean” techniques in Norwegian businesses. Hydro’s experiences from the implementation of the Aluminium Metal Production System (AMPS) are considered a best case example in the final research results.

Nov 3, 2014

Aluminium company Hydro and Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) have closed the deal for Hydro to take over RTA’s shares in the aluminium smelter Sør-Norge Aluminium AS (Søral) in Norway.

Oct 29, 2014

Alunorf, the world's largest aluminium rolling plant and a 50-percent Hydro joint venture, has won an Energy Award 2014 from the German Energy Academy.

Stock exchange announcement
Oct 22, 2014
Third quarter 2014

Norsk Hydro ASA's underlying earnings before financial items and tax (EBIT) rose to NOK 1,490 million in the third quarter from NOK 544 million in the second quarter. Results are backed by lower costs at the Alunorte alumina refinery, higher all-in metal prices and higher alumina prices.

Oct 17, 2014

Hydro has to be more focused on water, how we use it, how we can reduce the quantities and how we take care of it.

Oct 7, 2014

More than 950 exhibitors from 50 nations are taking part in this week's Aluminium 2014 World Trade Fair & Conference, which is expected to attract around 25,000 visitors. “Lightweight, corrosion-resistant and infinitely recyclable, aluminium is becoming an increasingly important building block of modern society and modern life,” says Svein Richard Brandtzæg, Hydro's president and CEO.

Stock exchange announcement
Sep 26, 2014

Svein Richard Brandtzæg will stay on as President and CEO of Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA.

Sep 23, 2014

Hydro Energy is actively working to protect animal and plant life in connection with the company's power plants and facilities. A new EU directive may raise the bar further, requiring Norway to maintain a proper chemical and ecological standard in all bodies of water by the end of 2021.

Stock exchange announcement
Sep 18, 2014

Leif Teksum has withdrawn as chair of Norsk Hydro ASA's Corporate Assembly and Nomination Committee with effect from September 18, 2014. Deputy chair Terje Venold will act as chair of the Corporate Assembly until a new chair has been elected.

Sep 15, 2014

Hydro wants a bigger piece of the recycling market and to strengthen its position as a leading aluminium company also in recycling. The partnership with WWF and Norwegian school children in the Tea Light Hunt campaign has increased knowledge about Hydro and aluminium recycling in Norway.

Sep 12, 2014

Hydro has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 2014-2015, once again recognized as an industry leader in corporate sustainability.

Sep 9, 2014

Hydro has decided to reduce remelt activities at its primary metal plant in Sunndal, Norway, and to replace volumes by ramping up production at its SU3 potline.

Sep 9, 2014
Aluminium 2014 in Düsseldorf

Hydro's many aluminium applications and capabilities are on display at "Aluminium 2014" in Düsseldorf on October 7-9.

Aug 20, 2014

Hydro opened a technology pilot for anode production in Årdal, Norway, on Wednesday. With potential for lower production cost and improved quality, the pilot may set a new standard in anode production.

Aug 19, 2014
Interns reflect on time in Hydro

This year’s summer internship program is coming to an end and the interns recently gathered for a final session to present the outcome of their common case assignment. The day proved to be a success, with outstanding presentations from all teams, fun outdoor activities and networking.

July 31, 2014

With two wins and one tie, Alunorte Rain Forest made it to the A-playoff’s in Norway Cup and yesterday’s match against Norwegian Vålerenga. The fast paced match ended in defeat for the boys from Barcarena who have scored 16 goals in their four matches in Norway.

July 25, 2014

In Barcarena in northern Brazil, Hydro supports a program that motivates young people to do well at school by combining football and education.