Century’s Hawesville smelter to close as energy soars, Al prices slump

The United States’ largest primary aluminium producer, Century Aluminum, will close its biggest US smelter for up to a year due to “soaring energy prices,” the company announced on Wednesday June 22.

Century “will begin the idling process” for its smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky, on Monday June 27.

That move could partly reverse the steep slide in US aluminium premiums, Fastmarkets sources...


Orla O'Sullivan

June 22, 2022

22:36 GMT

New York