In 2007, Hydro's oil and gas businesses spun off and merged with Statoil. Three years earlier the fertilizer business had been listed as a separate company - Yara International.What remained in Hydro was a global, integrated aluminium and hydroelectric power company. Four years later, extensive activities acquired in Brazil in bauxite mining and alumina refining. It secured access to raw materials Hydro's global aluminum production.In 2013, the company's worldwide system for the manufacture of extruded aluminum products merged with its largest competitor, Sapa. Hydro owns 50 percent of this company, the world's leading manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, including construction and transportation.
2007: Just aluminium, 105 years onOn October 1 2007, Hydro became a focused aluminium company. 105 years after the adventure began, at the Rjukan waterfall in the mountains of Telemark in southern Norway, the company had finally become what its founder, Sam Eyde, originally envisaged.
2011: Hydro came full circle in BrazilHydro came full circle with its takeover of Vale's aluminium activities in Pará, Brazil in 2011.
2013: The world's biggest manufacturer of aluminum extrusionsIn September 2013, Hydro's worldwide production of aluminum extrusions merged with its largest competitor, Sapa. The new company is the largest supplier of extruded aluminum, including construction and transport, and is 50 percent owned by Hydro.