Arrival Day

Tuesday, 7 June

Afternoon & Evening
Registration & Welcome

After registration at the conference hotel Clarion Tyholmen a Welcome Event will be arranged at a local seafront restaurant, which is located approx. 3 minutes walking distance from the Conference Hotel.

Sponsor of the Welcome Event:

Silver Sponsor: Hoesch Metallurgie GmbH, Germany


Day 1

Wednesday, June 8th - Morning Session

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

Mrs Gina 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.

Mr. Paul Voss, Director General
European Aluminium, Bruxelles,

Contribution 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)

Bronze Sponsor

Contribution to Green Aluminium & Climate Change
09:40 - 10:10
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

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 Simon Laycock, Regional Sales Manager
ALTEK Ltd / Harsco Cooperation

11:10 - 11:30
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor

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

Silver Sponsor: ALTEK Ltd., UK

Day 1

Wednesday, 8 June - Afternoon Session

Distinguished Guest Speaker
13:30 - 14:15

Professor 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)

Bronze Sponsor   

Silicon Metal
14:35 - 15:05
Silicon Metal - 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

Virtual presentation (10 min) - "Female Leadership in Industry"
Dr. Ing Blanka Lenczowski, Senior Expert Material Technology, Airbus, Germany

The Panel consists of the following members:

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)

Bronze Sponsor:   

Distinguished Guest Speaker
16:10 - 16:50

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

Alcoa, USA

Presentation: 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.

Co-sponsored by the following

Bronze Sponsors

S/S Solrik

S/S Boy Leslie

M/S 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.

Sponsored by Bronze Sponsor

PreciMeter AB, Sweden

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

Dress code: Smart Casual

Sponsored by:

Gold Sponsor

Joint-Gold Sponsor

Arendal Old Town Hall

Day 2

Thursday, 9 June - Morning Session

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

Mr. Hermann Koss, Manager - Sustainability and Environment.
Aluminium Norf GmbH, Germany & NorCast Committee Member.

08:20 - 08:35
Safety Wake UP

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

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

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

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

09:35 - 09:55
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor     

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
Hydros roadmap to Zero-Emission in Aluminum Production.

Dr Ing Stian Tangen, Head of Technology DC Operational Support
Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo

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.

11:25 - 11:45
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor:     

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 Tauber, European Representative,
International Magnesium Association IMA

Summary and close of Conference.
Lunch at the Conference Hotel

Bronze Sponsor:
PYROTEK Scandinavia AB, Sweden

Bronze Sponsor:
Hycast AS, Norway