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TRIMET Increases Aluminium Production

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TRIMET is ramping up its primary aluminium production at its sites in Germany and France. The material specialist has started to reactivate previously idle electrolysis furnaces. Due to the energy crisis, TRIMET had temporarily reduced production by more than 50 percent over the last two years. Relaxed conditions in procurement markets and, notably, decreased electricity prices have now made it economically viable to produce aluminium again.

Last year, TRIMET secured its power supply for its production sites in France through a long-term contract with the French energy provider EDF. In Germany, regulatory adjustments have been made, yet high network charges still do not offer long-term planning security.

Philipp Schlüter, Chairman of the Executive Board of TRIMET Aluminium SE, emphasizes: "As a European aluminium manufacturer, we ensure that a strategic material is produced where it is needed. This lightweight metal is essential for the green transformation. At our sites, we provide the industry with low-carbon aluminium and continue to pursue our goal of carbon-neutral production. Therefore, it is crucial to regulate network charges in Germany to ensure competitive electricity prices."

By mid-2025, the family-owned company plans to fully utilize its aluminium electrolysis plants again. TRIMET’s aluminium smelters in Essen, Hamburg, Voerde, and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne have a total production capacity of 540,000 tonnes of primary aluminium per year.