New equipment is being installed at the smelter. The casthouse production capacity will reach 24kt/y of aluminium alloys that meets VAS primary aluminium production capacity.

The new facility will create an additional 250 jobs and was made possible through the help of the Leningrad Regional Administration.

The redesign is expected be completed in December this year, with total Capex of $3M. German company Jasper is the prime contractor of the project.

The new casthouse will produce grade A356.2 aluminium alloy used in cast automotive wheels production.