The largest projects will be carried out in the casthouse of Khakas Aluminium Smelter and the electrode production at Sayanogorsk Aluminium Smelter with further improvements to equipment on the site.

In the casthouse of Khakas Aluminium Smelter, a new system of cleaning the crude aluminium in 10 tonne ladles will be installed. Its application will increase the purity of the metal and insure the growth of its potential for product sales. To intensify the reliability of the power supply at the reduction plant, two transformers will be replaced at one of the silicon rectifier substations.

As part of the modernisation of Sayanogorsk Smelter, RUSAL will be carrying out a large-scale modernisation of anode baking furnaces at the electrode production of the smelter, which will cost a total of RUB 12 bn, with RUB 3.6 bn being spent this year. Currently the Technical Directorate specialists are drafting the details for the engineering and design, whilst surveyors carry out relevant examinations. It is expected that the project will be carried out in several stages and completion of the work is planned for late 2023.

‘The ongoing development and modernisation of our sites is essential to the consistently high level production which is expected of our Сompany. The projects planned at Sayanogorsk and Khakas Aluminium Smelters will enable these production facilities to retain their reputation as flagship aluminium production sites thanks to the high quality sustainable production and the competitiveness of their products’ noted Evgenii Nikitin, Chief Executive Officer of RUSAL.

In 2020, the third stage of the red mud disposal area is planned for completion. The new facility will minimise the environmental impact and ensure more efficient operation of the fume treatment centres.