Hycast AS was established in 1990 and is a subsidiary owned 100% by Hydro Aluminium. Hycast’s main task was to manage and assure that Hydro Aluminium had a leading edge within melt refining and DC casting technologies. From November 2009 Hycast is marketing its technology portfolio to all customers.
The company has expertise within aluminium casthouse technology and core competencies within project management, engineering (mechanical and electrical/automation) and process know-how. Activities within the core competence areas are performed by own resources, while other services are purchased from external partners.
Hycast has extensive experience and know-how gained from numerous projects world-wide, both within Hydro and with other aluminium companies. Many of these projects have been turn-key supplies with Hycast as responsible for supervision, installation, commissioning and testing of all equipment and systems supplied. Also, additional Hycast competence build-up has taken place through development projects and close co-operation with Hydro R&D organisation.
Hycast’s premises are located next to Hydro Aluminium Sunndal, Hydro Casthouse Support Department and Hydro R&D Department with a full-scale R&D casting centre. In addition to efficient exchange of know-how, Hycast therefore has unique opportunities of testing new technology and optimising existing technology, which obviously gives Hycast a competitive advantage in the market.