Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 28, 2003

                            Century Aluminum Company
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           Delaware                      0-27918                 13-3070826
(State or other jurisdiction          (Commission              (IRS Employer
       of Incorporation)               File Number)         Identification  No.)

          2511 Garden Road
        Building A, Suite 200
         Monterey, California                                       93940
(Address of principal executive offices)                          (Zip Code)

                                 (831) 642-9300
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Item 5. Other Events

On January 28, 2003, Century Aluminum Company (the "Company") issued a
press release announcing that it had signed a letter of intent to purchase
the 20 percent interest in its Hawesville, KY aluminum reduction plant
that is owned by Glencore.

A copy of the Company's press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

      (c) Exhibits.

      The following exhibits are filed with this report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit Number          Description
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    99.1                Press Release, dated January 28, 2003



      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                                  CENTURY ALUMINUM COMPANY

Date:  January 30, 2003                     By:  /s/ Gerald J. Kitchen
                                               Name:  Gerald J. Kitchen
                                               Title: Executive Vice President,
                                                      General Counsel and


                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit Number          Description
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    99.1                Press Release, dated January 28, 2003