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Work begins on ‘world’s largest aluminium recycling centre’

Germany – World-leading aluminium specialist Novelis has broken ground on a US$ 250 million aluminium recycling and casting centre at its Nachterstedt plant in Germany.

Projected by the company to be ‘€˜the world’€™s largest aluminium recycling centre’€™, the new facility will be expected to produce up to 400 000 tonnes of aluminium sheet ingot per year from recycled material. The plant will process beverage cans as well as other types of aluminium scrap from across Europe.

According to Novelis’€™ President and CEO Phil Martens, the expansion is designed to ‘€˜dramatically increase’€™ the recycled content of the company’€™s aluminium sheet. ‘€˜The advanced sorting, processing and casting capabilities of the new Nachterstedt operation will propel us closer to our goal of 80% recycled content by 2020,’€™ he says.

Novelis expects to create 200 new jobs when the plant is commissioned in mid-2014.

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