Romania’s Alro Invested $77 Million to Lower Energy Consumption

Alro SA, a Romanian smelter, said it completed last year investments worth $77 million aimed at increasing energy efficiency, according to a filing to the Bucharest Stock Exchange.

The Romania Slatina-based company, majority owned by Vimetco NV, increased its aluminum production to a maximum of 288,000 tons in 2008 from 240,000 tons in 2005 following investments in lowering electricity, gas and water consumption, according to the statement.

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