RUSAL is set to reconstruct four of its largest smelters in Siberia
Evgenii Nikitin, CEO of RUSAL gave the following statement at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum. The modernisation program will be focused on building new production capacities at the smelters in Krasnoyarsk, Bratsk, Irkutsk and Novokuznetsk.
At all four locations, new potrooms will be built using prebaked anodes which utilise the most modern and environmentally friendly technology. The modernisation program will minimise the environmental impact of metallurgical production and reduce energy consumption by up to 20%. The work is scheduled to start this year, with an expected completion date in 2030. We expect that RUSAL’s board of directors will approve this program soon. This large-scale project will positively contribute to the development of cities and to the improved quality of life for residents where RUSAL has a presence. The program will also have a positive effect on the wider economy with extensive job creation, as hundreds of enterprises and organisations expect new orders, resulting in increased tax revenue at all levels.
Evgenii Nikitin, CEO of RUSAL (pictured) said: “This is a very ambitious program that meets the global trend for achieving a greener economy and we are proud to be pioneers in this space. Along with the construction of the Boguchanskoye Energy and Metals project, the Taishet aluminium smelter, and the implementation of the inert anode technology, this will go down in the aluminium industry history as a new breakthrough, changing the paradigm of relations between society and business.”