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Hydro to Invest $85 Million at its Aluminium Recycling Plant in Henderson, Kentucky

Hydro to Invest $85 Million at its Aluminium Recycling Plant in Henderson, Kentucky

Specifications:

Name:

Hydro to Invest $85 Million at its Aluminium Recycling Plant in Henderson, Kentucky

Location:

Henderson, Kentucky

Company:

Hydro

Estimated Cost:

$85 Million

Source:

https://www.hydro.com/en/

Introduction:

Hydro, a prominent aluminium and renewable energy company, has announced a significant investment of USD 85 million in a new casting line at its aluminium recycling plant in Henderson, Kentucky. This initiative aims to bolster the plant's capabilities and enhance its role in the aluminium industry.

Features:

The new casting line will boost the plant’s capacity by 28,000 tonnes (62 million pounds) of aluminium annually, further solidifying Hydro Henderson’s position as a premier producer of low-carbon aluminium for the North American automotive sector.

This project will introduce the advanced HyForge technology to the Hydro Henderson plant, following successful implementations at the Hydro Husnes primary plant in Norway and the Hydro Rackwitz recycling plant in Germany.

Scheduled for operation in 2026, the new HyForge casthouse will cater to the automotive industry’s demand for smaller diameter, high-quality billets that can be forged directly into premium automotive components. This innovation will significantly streamline the production process by reducing the number of steps from casthouse to finished automotive parts, resulting in cost savings and improved product quality, all while maintaining high safety standards.