Hydro to expand recycling capacity in Sjunnen

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Hydro is expanding the aluminum recycling capacity of its extrusion plant in Sjunnen, Sweden.

Hydro has decided to increase aluminium recycling capacity at its Sjunnen extrusion plant in Sweden by 50 % in a MEUR 11.3 expansion. The expansion will be finalized by the end of 2022.

Aluminum recycling capacity in Sjunnen grows by 50 %

With the planned expansion of the cast-house, the aluminium recycling capacity in Sjunnen will increase from 42.000 t to 62.000 t per year.

The decision to expand the aluminium cast house operations in Sjunnen comes in response to an increased market demand for low-carbon aluminium profiles across all industries where Hydro Extrusions operates. Furthermore, the location in the south of Sweden is ideal to capture available, used aluminium metal from local industries which otherwise would have had to be transported long distances, increasing cost and carbon footprint of the final product.

“By using more process scrap and end-of-life aluminium from local industries and our own extrusion plants in Vetlanda and Finspång, we can supply more low-carbon aluminium to the local market. The recycling cast-houses have an important role to fill in the transitions towards a greener economy,” says Jonas Bjuhr, Managing Director Hydro Extrusions Sweden.

Hydro aims to reduce carbon emissions by 30 % by 2030

Hydro has a set an overall target of reducing its carbon emissions by 30 % by 2030 and increasing capacity for recycling aluminium and producing more low-carbon aluminium products play an important role in realizing this target. The expansion will allow the Sjunnen plant to increase the production of the Hydro range of low-carbon alloys like Hydro "Restore" and Hydro "Circal". Hydro "Circal" has a guaranteed 75 % of end-of-life recycled aluminium content.

Hydro Extrusions Sweden recently announced to re-start the extrusion plant in Sjunnen to meet the increased demand for sustainable aluminium profiles.

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