This is in addition to a $300M rolling mill expansion currently under way at the plant and a further $30M invested over the past two years to expand recycling capacity and establish a network of used can collection centres within the country.

The expansion will include a recycling line that will nearly double the plant’s capacity to recycle used beverage cans and other aluminum scrap from 200kt/y to 390kt/y.

The new line, which is expected to come on stream in late 2013, will help to ensure metal supply for the plant’s rolling mills while reducing operating costs and delivering environmental benefits.