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Hydro Aluminum Provides Support Structures for Largest CPV Solar Plant in Latin America

LINTHICUM, Md. - A precision-extruded aluminum framing system manufactured by Hydro has been installed at a 500-kilowatt electric generation facility in Durango, Mexico, the largest concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar facility in Latin America. Located about 550 miles north of Mexico City, the Durango site is already designated to expand to 10 megawatts total capacity in the near future. The...

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Hydro Has Expanded Its Aluminum Fabrication Services

Hydro has expanded its aluminum fabrication services with more regional technical competence and a new dedicated website. "Customers should benefit from cost savings by obtaining their extrusions and fabrication in one place," said Matthew Dionne, president of Hydro's North American aluminum extrusion business. The company has added technical specialists to further enhance the deep competence in...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Precision-Extruded Aluminum Framing System Installed in Durango, Mexico

A precision-extruded aluminum framing system manufactured by Hydro has been installed at a 500-kilowatt electric generation facility in Durango, Mexico, the largest concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar facility in Latin America. Located about 550 miles north of Mexico City, the Durango site is already designated to expand to 10 megawatts total capacity in the near future. The solar plant...

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Hydro Aluminum Extruded Frames Selected for World's First Hybrid Solar Facility

Regional production will supply Florida generating station with sophisticated support structures for 180,000 collecting mirrors. LINTHICUM, Md. - July 31, 2009 - Hydro's Extrusion Americas unit has signed an agreement with Florida Power & Light (FPL) to supply custom aluminum extrusions for the first hybrid solar/fossil fuel energy generating facility in the world. When it comes online in early...

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Hydro Aluminum's Guaymas Plant Fabricates Extruded Aluminum Solar Arrays for Two New Thermal Solar Power Plants

Solar expertise plays a role in orders for new facilities in Spain LINTHICUM, , Md. - October 22, 2008 - Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit has again expanded its commercial solar experience, supplying custom extruded aluminum to two new thermal solar facilities currently under construction in Spain. Hydro Aluminum is supplying the extruded materials for use in the trough frames to the...

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Hydro Aluminum Supplies Extruded Aluminum Solar Arrays for Two New Thermal Solar Power Plants

LINTHICUM, Md. - October 22, 2008 - Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit has again expanded its commercial solar experience, supplying custom extruded aluminum to two new thermal solar facilities currently under construction in Spain. Hydro Aluminum is supplying the extruded materials for use in the trough frames to the Palma del Rio II solar power plant, located in southern Spain, and the...

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Hydro Aluminum Adds Capacity, Improves Quality of Drawn Tube Products at St. Augustine Plant

LINTHICUM, Md. - June 24, 2008 - Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit expanded its drawn-tube manufacturing by adding two custom-made draw benches at its plant in St. Augustine, Fla. The benches feature quick-loading mechanisms that allow for continuous output, which provides a significant increase in total capacity. The benches also improve the finish quality of bright draws, which are...

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Environmental Milestone for Hydro's Phoenix Operation

LINTHICUM, Md. - Hydro's Phoenix operation has achieved one of the highest levels of environmental certification, ISO 14001:2004. This acknowledgement, by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), recognizes the plant's commitment to managing the ecological impact of its operation and its consideration of environmental issues in its decision-making practices. The Phoenix operation...

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Hydro and Orkla to Form the World's Leading Aluminium Solutions Provider

Norsk Hydro ASA and Orkla ASA have agreed to combine their respective profiles, building systems and tubing business, creating the world's leading aluminium solutions provider. The new combined company, to be named Sapa, will be a 50/50 joint venture owned by Hydro and Orkla. The agreement covers Profiles and Building System, as well as Extruded and Welded tubes, of Orkla's fully-owned Sapa and...

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Hydro Bringing 45 New Jobs to Arizona

LINTHICUM, Md.- Hydro is bringing 45 new jobs to Arizona, where the company is adding aluminum fabrication capabilities to its Phoenix-based extrusion and remelting plant. Hydro wants to improve its overall service to customers in North America, and the expansion in Phoenix is part of this work. The expansion represents the final step in its plan for the current year, in which Hydro has added...

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Hydro Strengthens Management of Aluminum Extrusion Unit

LINTHICUM, MD. -- Hydro's Extrusion North America business unit continues to strengthen its leadership, adding two key members to the sector's strategic team. This is an important time in the development of our business," says Matthew Dionne, who leads the unit. "The appointment of our newest officers follows an extensive executive search and I am confident their level of leadership and...

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Hydro to Add Operations in Phoenix

LINTHICUM, Md.- Hydro is making adjustments to the structure of its aluminum extrusion network in the United States. The company has today announced it will bring new fabrication activities to its plant in Arizona. Hydro announced in January that it had expanded its aluminum fabrication services in the U.S. with new operations, technical competence and increased customer support. At its plant in...

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Hydro to Debut Solar Design Manual at Solar Power International, Adds Operations in Phoenix

LINTHICUM, Md. -- August 3, 2012 -- Hydro will introduce a solar-inspired edition of its popular extrusion design manual in booth #860 at Solar Power International. The show takes place September 10-13 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. It is a practical engineering and application guide to creating aluminum extrusions, from a solar perspective," said Allan Bennett, who is responsible...

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Hydro to Close Monett Extrusion Plant, Add Operations in Phoenix

LINTHICUM, Md. - -- Hydro is making adjustments to the structure of its aluminum extrusion network in the United States. The company has today announced that it will cease extrusion operations at its facility in Missouri, and that it will bring new fabrication activities to its plant in Arizona. The Monett-based plant, located in the southwest part of Missouri, was built in 1964 and acquired by...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Hydro Aluminum Provides Support Structures for Largest CPV Solar Plant in Latin America

LINTHICUM, Md. - A precision-extruded aluminum framing system manufactured by Hydro has been installed at a 500-kilowatt electric generation facility in Durango, Mexico, the largest concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar facility in Latin America. Located about 550 miles north of Mexico City, the Durango site is already designated to expand to 10 megawatts total capacity in the near future. The...

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Services

Hydro Has Expanded Its Aluminum Fabrication Services

Hydro has expanded its aluminum fabrication services with more regional technical competence and a new dedicated website. "Customers should benefit from cost savings by obtaining their extrusions and fabrication in one place," said Matthew Dionne, president of Hydro's North American aluminum extrusion business. The company has added technical specialists to further enhance the deep competence in...

Read More »
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Precision-Extruded Aluminum Framing System Installed in Durango, Mexico

A precision-extruded aluminum framing system manufactured by Hydro has been installed at a 500-kilowatt electric generation facility in Durango, Mexico, the largest concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar facility in Latin America. Located about 550 miles north of Mexico City, the Durango site is already designated to expand to 10 megawatts total capacity in the near future. The solar plant...

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