Anode Paste Preparation for Hydro Aluminum
As part of the revamping of its Sunndal Aluminium smelter in Norway, Hydro Aluminum has awarded a contract to Fives for a new anode paste preparation line which will be integrated into the existing Green Anode Plant, commissioned by Fives in 1967, a testimony of the Fives ‘equipment lifetime.
Hydro Aluminium’s aim is to overcome the current equipment obsolescence, to anticipate a future pot amperage increase and to produce better quality anodes for the optimal performance of the electrolysis pots.
Fives will supply its proprietary equipment and integrate other equipment to deliver a fully operational production line.
One of the challenges will be for Fives to incorporate the new line into the existing plant, keeping the current equipment in operation until the commissioning of the new one.
This contract illustrates once again Fives’ integration capabilities.