NOVA MET, specialist in the collection and recycling of aluminium, sets up in Le Havre |

NOVA MET, the result of the alliance of two players in the metal recycling sector, is now setting up its secondary aluminum production site in the port area of ​​Le Havre.

NOVA MET is a specialist in the collection and recycling of aluminum waste. It has just signed a land use agreement with HAROPA PORT and will start its operations for the purification and preparation of recycled aluminum in January 2022. Aluminum is 100% recyclable and is a popular material in the transportation, construction, packaging and engineering sectors. The aluminum stocks available are constantly expanding. The “recycled aluminum” sector is a source of growth and sustainable innovation both nationally and internationally.

NOVA MET’s activities are fully in line with HAROPA PORT’s fundamental strategic objectives for the implementation and support of a transition to low-carbon operations in all business sectors, as well as support for circular economy models.

By 2023 on its 20,000 m². in Rogerville, NOVA MET aims to collect, purify and cold refine 2,500 tonnes of aluminum each month. By choosing to set up its treatment lines in Le Havre, NOVA MET intends to take advantage of its strategic location on the Le Havre site of HAROPA PORT, the leading French port, to facilitate its opening up to international markets, particularly those of Asia and Europe. .

“The agreement signed today with HAROPA PORT is for us the beginning of a great adventure and an opening to the world by sea. We are aware of current ecological issues and the circular economy is for us a means of contribute to meeting the environmental challenges of tomorrow” declaredAlexis Noyer, associate director of NOVA MET.

“Being at the heart of Le Havre’s economic engine will undoubtedly be a major asset for NOVA MET. Our heartfelt thanks go to all our interlocutors at the port of Le Havre and the development agency, without whom this agreement would not have been signed. Your support and efficiency have been a great help for our project” added Gangfeng Cai, Chairman of NOVA MET.

“The signing of this agreement with NOVA MET in Le Havre confirms the advantages of HAROPA PORT for industrialists active in the decarbonization of the Seine Axis. It also responds to a certain number of objectives at the heart of our strategy: to develop synergy between companies operating in the port industrial zone and to make the ecological transition a real economic asset” underlined Sylvain Levieux, Acting Deputy Managing Director of HAROPA PORT | Le Havre.

Alexandra Ruiz, Managing Director of Le Havre Seine Development, said: “The economic development agency of Le Havre is delighted to see the final completion of this new industrial operation, which it has been supporting since February 2021. We thank NOVA MET for its trust and the deployment of its new industrial activity in our territory, which will create jobs and value”.

NOVA MET in numbers:
– A plot of 20,000 m². ease
– Creation of 15 direct jobs in the Le Havre basin
– 2,500 tonnes of aluminum processed each month
– 80 containers/month exported to South Asia by 2023 Summary:
– Installation of an automated milling and processing line
– Purchase of “waste” of the following types: window profiles, rims, casings, mixed aluminum parts, etc.

– Installation of an automated milling and processing line
– Purchase of “waste” of the following types: window profiles, rims, casings, mixed aluminum elements, etc.
– Crushing, screening and sorting of materials
– Sale of milled, calibrated and cold refined aluminum

NOVA MET recruits employees who are committed and ready to meet the ecological challenges of tomorrow, in particular: site managers, production agents, site managers, sales administration assistants. If you are interested in this challenge, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Varga by email:

Le Havre Since Development The economic development agency of Le Havre and its region prospects, advises and supports companies in the conduct of their new operations, investment and development projects in Le Havre and in the region (federations of local authorities Le Havre and Fécamp). Le Havre Seine Development partners: Le Havre town hall, Le Havre Seine Métropole local authority, HAROPA PORT, Seine Estuary Chamber of Commerce, Fécamp Caux Littoral, Union of Port Companies (UMEP).

Since June 1, 2021, the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris form “the river and maritime port authority of the major Seine axis”. Fifth port in Northern Europe, HAROPA PORT has connections to all continents based on a top-notch international maritime offer (calls in nearly 650 ports). It serves a vast hinterland centered on the Seine valley and the Paris region, together constituting the largest consumption basin in France. From Le Havre to Paris, the port complex can point to 2.5 m². of logistics warehouses currently in service and more than 1 million m². storage space available. Today in France, HAROPA PORT offers a transport and logistics system capable of offering end-to-end holistic and low-carbon service offers. It generates an annual maritime and river activity of around 130 million tonnes which represents around 160,000 jobs.

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