Alcoa and Norway’s Orkla swapping shared assets

Dec 23, 2008 | 11:19 AM | Tom Jennemann

Alcoa Inc. and Norway-based Orkla ASA have agreed to exchange their stakes in a Norwegian smelting partnership and a Swedish extrusion joint venture in order to focus on their respective areas of expertise.

Pittsburgh-based Alcoa said that it will receive Orkla's 50-percent stake in Elkem Aluminium ANS, while Orkla will receive Alcoa's 45-percent stake in the $3.7-billion Sapa AB soft-alloy extrusion profiles business. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2009.....

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