Hydro plans to invest NOK 320 million in Karmøy aluminium smelter for modernizing and upgrading the power supply system and the anode rodding plant at Hydro Karmøy. The investment involves replacement of 22 kV switchgear to the plant to ensure continued security of power supply and upgrade part of the anode rodding line, including an automatic transportation system that will eliminate traffic and improve safety. The project will start in fourth quarter of 2022 and is expected to be completed by end of 2024. This will strengthen the plant’s position as provider of low-carbon aluminium to the European market.Hydro Karmøy produces 270,000 tonnes of primary aluminium every year. The plant is world leading in energy efficiency and potline operation. Hydro Karmøy has two production lines for primary aluminium, AP18 and Hydro’s technology pilot. The new investment will be a modernization of the AP18 potline.