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Document 52022M10658(02)

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10658 – NORSK HYDRO / ALUMETAL) (Text with EEA relevance) 2022/C 346/03


OJ C 346, 9.9.2022, p. 3–4 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 346/3

Prior notification of a concentration


(Text with EEA relevance)

(2022/C 346/03)


On 1 September 2022, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Norsk Hydro ASA (‘Hydro’, Norway),

Alumetal S.A. (‘Alumetal’, Poland).

Hydro will acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of the whole of Alumetal.

The concentration is accomplished by way of a public bid.

The same concentration was already notified to the Commission on 13 May 2022, but the notification was subsequently withdrawn on 7 June 2022.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are the following:

Hydro is a fully integrated aluminium company, and has activities throughout the aluminium value chain from bauxite, alumina and energy generation to the production of primary aluminium, aluminium extruded products and aluminium recycling. In particular, Hydro produces foundry alloys based mainly on primary aluminium.

Alumetal is mainly a producer of aluminium foundry alloys produced mainly from secondary aluminium. Alumetal also produces master alloys, which it uses internally but also sells to third party customers.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.


The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. The following reference should always be specified:


Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:


Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).