Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                    Report on Form 6-K dated November 4, 2003

                           Commission File No. 1-14110


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                              75218 Paris Cedex 16
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)


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Enclosure: A press release dated November 4, 2003, announcing the basis of an
           agreement for a joint venture between Pechiney and Nela Harbin in

Press Release

                                [PECHINEY logo]

       Pechiney and Nela Harbin set the basis of a joint-venture in China

Paris, November 4, 2003. Pechiney and Nela Harbin (Heilongzian Province) have
reached an agreement in principle to launch a joint venture in plates and sheets
production, for general engineering markets.

The parties will launch a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a
joint company, the upgrade of the present equipment in the existing plant or the
construction of a new manufacturing unit. In both cases, the potential
production could reach 50 000 t after 4 years. If a new plant was to be
constructed, the total investment could amount to (euro)250 million.

Pechiney Rhenalu, a 100% subsidiary of Pechiney, will hold at least 51% and Nela
Harbin a maximum of 49% interest in the proposed joint-venture project, subject
to formal approval by the relevant Chinese authorities.

This project aims to the supply of the expanding Chinese and Asian markets and
western countries.

Nela Harbin is located 800 km from the Russian border; it is the
oldest-established and one of the leading aluminum plants in China,
manufacturing a large range of products.

Pursuant to article 7 of the COB Rule book n(o) 2002-04, this press release was
disclosed to the Commission des Operations de Bourse before its release.

Pechiney is an international group listed on the Paris and New York stock
exchanges. Its three core businesses are primary aluminum, aluminium conversion
and packaging. Pechiney achieved sales of (euro)11.9 billion in 2002. It employs
34,000 employees.

Certain statements in this press release that describe Pechiney's intentions,
expectations or projections may constitute forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors that may cause Pechiney's actual results, performance or
achievement to be materially different from its intentions, expectations or
projections. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as
of its date and Pechiney undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Investor Relations Contacts:               Press Contacts:
Charles L. Ranunkel Tel: 33-1-56-28-25-07  Chrystele Ivins Tel: 33-1-56-28-24-18
                    Fax: 33-1-56-28-33-38
7, place du Chancelier Adenauer            Stephan Giraud  Tel: 33-1-56-28-24-19
75116 Paris                      
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         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
Pechiney has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: November 4, 2003                      PECHINEY

                                            By:    /s/ OLIVIER MALLET
                                            Name:  Olivier MALLET
                                            Title: Chief Financial Officer