Iran’s monthly aluminum ingot output rises 47%

The IMIDRO data put the country’s aluminum ingot output at 30,030 tons in the first month of this year, while the figure was 20,415 tons in the same month of the previous year.

Production of the aluminum ingot in the country is planned to increase 63 percent by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021).

Iran’s major aluminum producers produced 275,716 tons of aluminum ingots in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19), according to the data released by the Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry.

The country’s aluminum ingot production in the past year fell eight percent in comparison to the figure for its preceding year.

The data show that among the country’s top producers, Iranian Aluminum Company (IRALCO) had the best performance registering a four-percent rise during the mentioned period.

On April 23, during the inauguration ceremony of Iran’s biggest aluminum production complex (in the central Fars province), the industry minister said the country’s aluminum production is expected to be doubled with this unit going operational.

The minister put the value of the Iranian mining industry’s production at about $22 billion, saying that the country is relatively self-sufficient in minerals and a great deal is also exported every year.

He went on underlying the country’s capacities in the sector, saying that Iran is ranked 18th among the world’s top aluminum producers, and with this new plant going operational the country will climb four places to stand at 14th place.

Iran plans to reach the annual production of 1.5 million tons of aluminum ingot by the Iranian calendar year 1404 (March 2025-March 2026).

Scottish Parliament passed Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme regulations

The Scottish government last year announced a new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) that will include aluminium and steel cans, and drink containers made of glass and PET plastic. The government said all shops selling drinks will offer 20p deposit refunds to customers. 

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA), the trade association for Scotland’s food and drink wholesale businesses, had called for a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Colin Smith, SWA chief executive, said: “Scotland’s food and drink wholesalers will be bitterly disappointed that the DRS regulations have been passed by Parliament rather than being halted and revisited after Covid-19 disruption has dissipated.

“This is meant to be an evidence-based policy but the evidence on which it is built – container numbers, return points, queueing spaces, online food shopping – will have fundamentally changed as business exits Covid-19.

“Wholesalers and others in food and drink are already under intense pressure with some businesses fighting for their very survival – there will be no time or money to spend trying to assist the Scottish Government or a still-to-be formed Scheme Administrator to set up the DRS.”

Tankoa Yachts unveils new 50-metre all-aluminium superyacht S501 feauturing light aluminium alloy

S501 is the ultimate all-aluminium 50-metre yacht featuring oversized deck space, comfort, quietness, and efficiency.

Entirely handcrafted in Italy and designed by Francesco Paszkowski, the yacht offers various exterior design adjustments to make her fit your personal choice and taste.

According to the report, S501 superyacht will feature a layout largely similar to the two sister ships – Binta D’Or and Vertige, but with two primary differences. The main deck aft will be wholly dedicated to a large lounging area, while the forward master cabin will feature a private lounge that can be converted into an extra ensuite cabin.

Although the vessel is entirely built of light aluminium alloy, it is available with a steel hull as well on request. It is also available with different engine packages from classic propulsion to hybrid in its full displacement version.

The power of this yacht comes from conventional diesel propulsion for a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Binta D’Or was revealed by Tankoa during the same period last year, designed by Francesco Paszkowski in collaboration with Magherita Casprini, with the interiors fully made of aluminium, representing light and modern tone.