Arrival Day

Tuesday, 7 June

Afternoon & Evening
Registration & Welcome

After registration at the conference hotel Clarion Tyholmen, a Welcome Event wil be arranged at a local restaurant close to the waterfront.


Day 1

Wednesday, June 8th - Morning Session

Sections & Topics
08:00 - 08:10
Welcome Note

Mrs Gina Elisabeth Lund, County Governor
Agder County.

08:10 - 08:20
Opening Remarks

Mr. Arne Schaathun,
Chairman & Coordinator

European Aluminum Bruxelles - 40 years
08:20 - 08:50
Potential Contribution to reach low Carbon in Europe by mid-Century.

Dr Gerd Gøtz, Director General
European Aluminium, Bruxelles,

Contributions to Green Aluminium & Climate Change
08:50 - 09:20
Green Hydrogen
Technology Solutions to Enable the Shift to Green Hydrogen

Mr John Barry, Head of Development
Oslo, Norway

09:20 - 09:40
Coffee Break (20 min)
09:40 - 10:10
Aluminum Industry
Solutions from the Aluminium industry to achieve the European and Global goals on climate change.

Mr Gerold Keune, Managing Director, Hertwich Engineering GmbH

DC-Casting Technology
10:10 - 10:40
A New Approach to Customer Support in A Global Industry

Mr Ola Furu, Head of Projects & Sales
Hycast AS, Norway

Molten Metal Analysis
10:40 - 11:10
The Industrial Application of Molten Metal Analysis (LIBS)

The Presentation will discuss recent developments and application of ALTEK’s On Spec technology. A system capable of providing real-time bulk metal chemistry of molten metal in both furnace and launder applications.

Mr James Herbert, Global Sales & Technology Director
ALTEK Ltd / Harsco Cooperation

11:10 - 11:30
Coffee Break (20 min)
Aluminium melt treatment
11:30 - 12:00
Autonomous Furnace Charging and Skimming offers unparalleled Operator Safety.

Rail mounted precision Furnace Tending Vehicles already offer a layer of Safety to Operators over traditional techniques using Forklift Trucks. The introduction of Smart Cameras, capable of making decisions, allow the Operators to be completely removed from these high-risk steps in the Cast House, whilst increasing your Productivity and reducing your Carbon Footprint.

Mr Mark Bumford, Sales Director
RIA Casthouse Engineering GmbH

Dross Treatment
12:00 - 12:30
Rotary Dross Coolers

The Presentation will discuss Dross Cooling and will highlight Energy Savings.

Dr Ing Oliver Moos. Managing Director
CETAG – Casthouse Engineering and Technology AG

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch at the Conference Hotel


Day 1

Wednesday, 8 June - Afternoon Session

Distinguished Guest Speaker
13:30 - 14:15

Dr Mark White, Executive Director

Alumobility, UK

Alumobility is a global Ecosystem of leading Aluminium Producers and down-stream Partners.
Dr Mark White was formerly Technical Specialist Light Weight Vehicle Structure at Jaguar Land Rover, UK.

14:15 - 14:35
Coffee Break (20 min)
Silicon Metal
14:35 - 15:05
Silicon Metal on Global Basis

Fundamental changes or normal cyclicality?

Mr Inge Grubben-Strømnes, Senior Vice President.
Elkem Silicon Products, Oslo,

Casthouse Panel – “Lessons learned”
15:05 - 15:50
The Panel will present a few “lessons learned” and invite the audience for discussions

The Panel consists of the following members:

Dr.Ing. Raymond Luneng, Hydro Aluminium Sunndalsøra, Norway
Mrs. Aida Bermudez, Alcoa Lista, Norway
Dipl. Ing Dr mont, Alexander Poscher, AMAG Casting GmbH, Austria
Mr. Nicolas Ligonesche, Trimet Aluminium, France

Chair of Panel: Mr Stian Rørvik
Head of Customer Technical Support – Sheet Ingot & Foundry Alloys, Hydro Aluminium AS, Oslo and NorCast Committee member.

15:50 - 16:10
Coffee Break (20 min)
Distinguished Guest Speaker
16:10 - 16:50

Mr Benjamin Kahrs, Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer,

Alcoa, USA

Alcoa’s New Recycling Technology Astraea


Social Events

Wednesday, 8th June - Afternoon & Evening

Boat trip at 17:00 hrs

Embarkation on S/S Solrik is outside the conference hotel and embarkation on M/S Nidelv is in “Pollen” 1 minute walking distance from the conference hotel. Canapes, drinks and finger food will be served onboard.


S/S Solrik                                                                                                   MS Nidelv

After the Boat trip

Welcome drinks will be served outside Arendal Old Town Hall at 19:00 hrs. Arendal Borgerlige Millitaire in uniforms and rifles from 1700 will welcome the Delegates with a drill performance and the Distinguist Guest Speakers will ignite and fire old ship canons.

NorCast Annual Dinner at Arendal Old Town Hall at 19:45 hrs

Dress code: Smart Casual

Arendal Old Town Hall

Day 2

Thursday, 9 June - Morning Session

Sections & Topics
08:15 - 08:20
Opening Remarks

Mr. Hermann Koss, Manager Remelt & Casting
Aluminium Norf GmbH, Germany & NorCast Committee Member.

08:20 - 08:35
Safety Wake UP

Dr Ing. Roar Ørsund, Plant Manager
Hydro Aluminium, Sunndalsøra

08:35 - 09:05
LME Aluminium Update & Forward Projections

Mr Marian Scheffer, Analyst – Metal Sourcing & Trading, Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo, Norway

Grain Refiners
09:00 - 09:25
TiBAl Advance: Recent Grain Refiner Trials at AMG

A brief overview of grain refinement in various alloy systems, highlighting the importance of melt composition and the advantages of a highly efficient and consistent grain refiner. Observations are made on the reduced grain refiner addition levels that are possible with AMG’s TiBAl Advance.

Mr Matthew Piper, Technical Support Manager,
AMG Aluminium Ltd, UK

09:35 - 09:55
Coffee Break (20 min)
Zr-Poisoning in Grain Refiners
09:55 - 10:25
The Mechanism of Zr Poisoning in the grain refinement of aluminium alloys with Al-Ti-B grain refiners and means to control it.

Mr John Courtenay, Chairman, MQP Ltd

Authors: John Courtenay (MQP International Ltd), Yun Wang (BCAT Brunel University, London)

10:25 - 10:55
New ways with Aluminium - Scandium Alloys.

Dr Ing Martijn Vos, Development Manager
Rusal, Moscow

Upgrading of Al-scrap to Primary Quality
10:55 - 11:25
Production of primary based alloys from scrap for casting with low CO2 foot-print

The applied technology allows Raffmetal to produce a range of primary grade aluminium alloys from recycling in continuous casting with performance equal to aluminium alloys produced from Bauxite.

Mrs Roberta Niboli, Managing Director,
Raffmetal S.p.A. Italy

11:25 - 11:45
Coffee Break (20 min)
Distinguished Guest Speaker
11:45 - 12:30
Mr Einar Glomnes, President & CEO

Speira GmbH, Germany

Former Executive Vice President & Head of Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products

Magnesium Metal Market Situation
12:30 - 13:00
Global Magnesium Market - Challenges & Opportunities (virtual)

The Presentation will reflect on the tight Mg supply situation and possible developments in Europe

Dr Ing Martin Taube, European Representative,
International Magnesium Association IMA

Summary and close of Conference - followed by lunch at the Conference hotel.