Century optimistic about US, Iceland

Feb 22, 2013 | 02:05 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Century Aluminum, Michael Bless, Big Rivers Electric, Hawesville, Ravenswood, Mount Holly, Grundartangi, Helguvik Iceland

CHICAGO — Century Aluminum Co. is optimistic that it can restart or maintain operations at several facilities in the United States and Iceland as long as it can secure competitive power agreements.

The Monterey, Calif.-based company secured a better power agreement for its facility in Mount Holly, S.C., and thinks it should be able to do the same at its facilities in Hawesville, Ky., and Ravenswood, W.Va., company president and chief executive officer Michael Bless said during a conference call.

"We strongly believe there is a consensus that this country ought to have a strong indigenous primary aluminum supply, especially for key industries like aerospace and the electrical grid," Bless said.....

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