Arrival Day

Monday, June 5

Afternoon & Evening
Registration & Welcome

After registration at the conference hotel Clarion Tyholmen, a Welcome Event will be arranged at the local seaside restaurant Flyt, located within a short walking distance from the Conference Hotel.

Sponsor of the Welcome Event:

Silver Sponsor: Hoesch Metallurgie GmbH, Germany


Day 1

Tuesday, June 6 - Morning Session

Sections & Topics
08:00 - 08:10
Opening of Conference.

Mr Robert Cornels Nordli

08:10 - 08:20
Welcome Remarks

Mr. Arne Schaathun,
Chairman & Coordinator

Green Aluminium & Sustainability.
08:20 - 08:45
Hydro’s Decarbonization Roadmap.

Decarbonization Projects in Hydro Aluminum Projects.

Dr Ing Stian Tangen, Head of Technology and Operational Support
Hydro Aluminum Metal, Oslo,

08:45 - 09:10
Sustainability Trends and Alcoa Decarbonization Roadmap.

Increasing climate-related pressures and growing decarbonization
commitments of various businesses, create need for low-carbon and
even ultra-low Carbon materials. Break-through technologies are
essential to make those materials available. And that’s what Alcoa’s
vision is about reinventing Aluminium industry for sustainable future.

Mrs Svetlana Yelchaninova,
Director Commercial Sustainability and Global Markets, Alcoa.

09:10 - 09:30
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor

Casting Technology.
09:30 - 09:55
High-End Casting Machines - Development & Delivery of New Transition Plate Technologies.

Material development addressing specific properties needed for modern casting equipment.

Mrs Emma L. Cedillo-Saucedo, Ph. D, Senior R&D Engineer, PYROTEK Inc.
and Mr Mahmud El Khoja, Global Product Manager. PYROTEK Inc.

Metal Filtration.
09:55 - 10:20
Drache’s next Generation of Electrical Preheating System for Filter Boxes.

Gas-fired preheating systems are still the common standard in the industry. The Drache Flow Heater is an advanced electrical heating system combining advantages and eliminating drawbacks of existing technologies.

Mrs Marion Betzing, Technical Manager,
Drache Umwelttechnik GmbH,

10:20 - 10:40
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor

Dross Treatment
10:40 - 11:05
A case study on the latest In-Furnace Dross Processing Technology from RIA.

Mr Mark Bumford, Sales Director,
RIA Cast House Engineering GmbH,

Magnesium Metal.
11:05 - 11:30
Update on the Global Magnesium Metal Market.

Challenges & Opportunities.

Special Invitee
Dr Ing Martin Tauber, European Representative,
International Magnesium Association IMA,

New Battery Plant.
11:30 - 11:55
FREYR Battery SA is developing its first Battery Plant in Norway; Giga Arctic in Mo I Rana.

The young Norwegian start up is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Special Invitee:
Mr Torstein Dale Sjøtveit, Executive Chairman

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch at the Conference Hotel

Silver Sponsor: MQP Ltd, UK

Day 1

Tuesday, June 6 - Afternoon Session

Distinguished Guest Speaker
13:00 - 13:45

Mr. Paul Warton

Executive Vice President

Head of Hydro Extrusion
Oslo, Norway.

13:45 - 14:05
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor   

Sistem Teknik Industrial Furnaces Ltd,
Turkey and Bulgaria

14:05 - 14:30
Advanced Aluminium parts at Mercedes-Benz Cars – our approach for a Sustainable Future Mobility.

History of Aluminium castings for BiW application, innovative tools for bionic engineering and sustainability approach for CO2- reduction.

Special invitee
Dr.Ing Marcel Pfitzer, BiW Engineering Consulting Aluminium
Mercedes-Benz AC,

14:30 - 14:55
Large Structural Castings for Automotive Applications.

Design, Processes and Alloys.

Special invitee
Dr.Ing Heinrich Fuchs, Vice President Engineering
Martinrea-Honsel GmbH,

14:55 - 15:15
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor   

Sistem Teknik Industrial Furnaces Ltd,
Turkey and Bulgaria

Casthouse Panel – “Lessons learned”
15:15 - 16:00
The Panel will present a few “lessons learned” and invite the audience for discussions

The Panel will present the topic “Reduction of waste / residues from Casthouse furnace operation”.

Chair of Panel; Mr Stian Rørvik, Hydro Aluminium Metal, Oslo & Committee member.

Panel members;
Mr. Erik Nordstoga, Alcoa Mosjøen, Norway.
Dipl. Ing Dr mont, Alexander Poscher, AMAG Casting GmbH, Austria.
Mr. Nicolas Ligonesche, Trimet Aluminium, France.

16:00 - 16:25
Cromodora Wheelmaker Reducing Carbon Footprint.

Challenges & Experience for Wheel Manufacturing.

Mr Marco Losio, Manager – Foundry Technology, Metallurgy & Mould Design. Cromodora Wheels, Ghedi,
Dr. rer. nat. Volker Ohm, Vice President / Technical Director,
Hoesch Metallurgie GmbH,


Social Events

Tuesday, June 6 - Afternoon & Evening

Boat trip at 17:00 hrs

Embarkation on M/S Øya 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

M/S Øya

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

RIA, Germany

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

Dress code: Smart Casual

Sponsored by:

Joint-Gold Sponsor

Joint-Gold Sponsor

Arendal Old Town Hall

Day 2

Wednesday, 7 June - Morning Session

Sections & Topics
08:00 - 08:10
Opening Remarks

Mr Morten Vatneberg, Category Manager

Hydro Aluminium Metal, Oslo & Committee member.

08:10 - 08:25
Safety Wake UP

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

LME - Aluminium
08:25 - 08:50
LME Aluminium Update & Forward Projections

Mrs. Eline Johansen Nielsen, Market Analyst – Metal Sourcing & Trading,
Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo

08:50 - 09:15
Hydro Sweden Accelerates transition to 100 percent Renewable Energy.

Mr. Kent Schölin, Production Director,
Hydro Extrusion, Sweden.

09:15 - 09:30
Coffee Break (15 min)

Bronze Sponsor

Casthouse Quality Control System.
09:30 - 09:55
Fully Automated Quality Control System for Billet Casthouse.

The QC/QM department that never sleeps.

Mr Gerold Keune, Managing Director,
Hertwich Engineering GmbH,

Master Alloys & Grainrefiners.
09:55- 10:20
High concentration Master Alloys.

Production and Advantages in AlTi, AlZr and AlMn systems.

Dr Sergey Makhov, CEO
& Dr Nataliya Hearn, Manager Strategy & Investment,
MAST Europe OU,

10:20 - 10:45
The latest Technology Developments in high Quality Grain Refiners and Master Alloys.

Highlights from Aleastur Aluminium’s New State of the Art production Plant in Kingdom of Bahrain.

Mr Juan Barreiro. Sales Manager, Scandinavian Area.
Aleastur Aluminium SA,

Distinguished Guest Speaker
10:45 - 11:25
Mr Ludovic Piquier

Senior Vice President Manufacturing Excellence
and CTO - Chief Technology Officer
Constellium, Europe.

11:25 - 11:40
Coffee Break (15 min)

Bronze Sponsor

Counting Extraneous Particles in Aluminium Melts. - Study
11:40 - 12:05
Reducing Particle Count in aluminium melts to Improve finished product surface and internal quality.

Grain Refiners are known to be one of the major sources of extraneous particles in aluminium melts. The objective of the study has been to quantify the effect in terms of particle count of adding different levels of grain refiners with varying degrees of cleanliness to alloys commonly used for automotive applications.

Mr John H. Courtenay, Managing Director, MQP Ltd, UK
Co-author: BCAST, Brunel University, London.

Double Chamber Furnace - Metal Treatment and Yield.
12:05 - 12:30
Increasing Metallic Yield on Double Chamber Melting Furnaces: The Results of Foundry Ecocer’s ROCK FLUX ®

It is not always simple to skim at the right time, i.e. when the dross has dried, but before it burns;
it is useful to introduce an adjuvant that can dilate this time and increase the metallic yield.

Mr Andrea Presicce, Technical Manager, Foundry Ecocer Group, Italy
Mr Andrea Calzari, CEO, CIFE Impianti S.r.l, Italy

Industry 4.0.
12:30 - 12:55
Batch Intelligence System at Alunorf.

Integrated and Automated System for Storage and Batch Preparation for Aluminium melting furnaces.

Mr Alexander Hahn, Remelt Manager
Alunorf GmbH,

Summary and close of Conference.
Lunch at the Conference Hotel

Silver Sponsor: MAST Europe OU, Estonia