Alcoa curtails San Ciprian smelter production due to ‘exorbitant energy prices’

Major aluminium producer Alcoa has reached an agreement with the workers’ representatives at the company’s San Ciprian aluminium smelter for the curtailment of production for two years, Alcoa announced in a statement on Wednesday December 29.

The agreement will result in the curtailment of the smelter's 228,000-tonne annual capacity, starting from January 1 and completing at the end of that month. This capacity is largely used to supply Alcoa customers in Spain and the rest of Europe, according to the company's website. 
The curtailment will not impact the plant's casthouse or refinery, which will continue to operate normally, the company said.

Alcoa have cited soaring energy prices as a leading reason for...

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Callum Perry

December 30, 2021

11:47 GMT

London