An expanded facility that will recycle aluminium from across Europe has been opened by Novelis.
The €14 million (£12.1 million) expansion of the Alunorf plant in Neuss is capable of recycling 50,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap per year to feed the rolling mills of Alunorf.
It is a joint venture between Novelis and Hydro Aluminium, and will be the world’s largest aluminium rolling complex with 2,170 employees.
With the commissioning of the new expansion, the facility has a total capacity to recycle 100,000 tonnes of scrap aluminium.
Novelis Europe president Tadeu Nardocci said: “This new facility brings benefit for the environment, our customers, our employees and the economy of the region. It also helps ensure a steady source of metal for our rolling operations here at Norf, while reducing our carbon footprint and that of our customers.
“Investments such as this one are a key component of our global commitment to increasing recycled metal input to 80 per cent by 2020.”