Novelis Inc broke ground and began construction on its USD 2.5 billion recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette in Alabama in US. The highly advanced facility is expected to create up to 1,000 new jobs and will have an initial 600 kilotonnes of finished aluminum goods capacity per year focused on the beverage container market, with flexibility for automotive production. It also adds a new recycling center for beverage cans, increasing the company's recycling capacity by 15 billion cans per year when fully operational. Site work is also underway including earthwork, excavation, and piling. Over the next 3 months, Novelis will construct 2 new roadways on the site and expand the utility infrastructure necessary to begin building construction. Commissioning of the facility is scheduled for mid-2025. The company selected a leading engineering company as its site layout, engineering and construction contractor, an Alabama-based firm to serve as earthworks contractor, and several manufacturing equipment providers that have longstanding relationships with Novelis across the world.