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RUSAL restarts operation of teh Friguia alumina refinery in Guinea

UC RUSAL (486 Hong Kong, RUAL Moscow Exchange), a leading global aluminium producer, is pleased to announce the restart of the FRIGUIA ALUMINA REFINERY in Guinea. The official ceremony to mark the restoration of the Friguia refinery was attended by the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, the Russian Ambassador to Guinea, Alexander Bregadze, as well as the management of RUSAL. This follows agreements reached in 2016 between the Republic of Guinea and the company, which provide for the ramp up of ...
21 June 2018., 14:56   comment

Rusal increased revenue despite U.S. sanctions

Russian aluminum giant Rusal on April 11 warned of expected harm to its business from U.S. sanctions, sending its shares down more than 7% despite the company reporting a 20% jump in first-quarter core profit. Washington last month announced sanctions on Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and several companies in which he is a large shareholder, including Rusal, En+ Group and GAZ Group, in response to what the United States said were Russia’s «malign activities». Though Rusal said longer-term ...
18 May 2018., 11:32   comment

In 2018 UMMC will invest about 3,5 bln.RUB in capital construction of Gaisky GOK

Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company will invest about 3,5 bln. RUB in development of PJSC “Gaisky GOK (a part of UMMC commodity-based complex), which exceeds equivalent figures for 2017 by 1 bln. (34%). Over half the investment budget, about 2,25 bln.RUB, is planned to be channeled into implementing a project “Underground mine development” on the level of 830-1310 m. "The project includes a wide range of works to be done: stope sinking, bolting and fitting as well as construction of new crushing ...
05 November 2018., 11:30   comment

RUSAL to complete a feasibility study for an industrial-scale scandium plant in 2018

RUSAL intends to complete the development of a feasibility study in 2018 for the construction of a scandium oxide production unit at one of its Russian operations. Such a development adds to the Company completing another series of pilot-scale tests in 2017 to recover scandium oxide from red mud on its new unit constructed at the Urals Aluminium Smelter (UAZ). The technology encompasses processing red mud from alumina refineries and making scandium oxide as a by-product. This advancement boasts ...
13 February 2018., 13:15   comment

Norilsk Nickel and Russian Platinum sign strategic partnership agreement

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest producer of palladium and refined nickel in the world, and LLC Russian Platinum have signed a framework agreement on strategic partnership. According to the agreement, the parties will establish a joint venture to develop disseminated ore deposits in the Norilsk Industrial District. The JV will be 50%-owned by Nornickel and 50%-owned by Russian Platinum. Nornickel will contribute to the JV its license for Maslovskoe deposit, while Russian Platinum will contribute ...
02 December 2018., 17:08   comment

BMC proceeding with comprehensive environment impact assessment of Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant

These activities imply comprehensive assessment of compliance of construction and operation of Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Plant with the environmental requirements established by the Government of the Russian Federation with the aim to prevent negative impact that planned operation of the deposit might generate on the environment, including, among other things, recommended preventive and mitigation activities as well as environment monitoring and control measures. Environment Impact Assessment ...
26 January 2018., 15:21   comment

RUSAL invested over USD 30 mln in launching its first new generation RA-550 pots

UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, is pleased to announce the launch of pilot operation of eight new generation RA-550 pots at Sayanogorsk Aluminium Smelter. The total amount of investment in the project amounted to USD 30 mln. The project to develop the technology and launch the RA-550 site at SAZ was implemented within three years. The key advantage of this new development made by the Technical Directorate of RUSAL is its ...
18 January 2018., 15:20   comment

RUSAL reveals top 10 events of 2017

RUSAL has presented a list of the Company’s most important events and achievements in 2017. The achievements form part of the Company’s key deliverables and demonstrate its strategy in action, which is to enhance RUSAL’s operational efficiency and environmental performance, increase its share of value added products, and develop social infrastructure in the communities where RUSAL operates. The listed projects, both domestic and international, demonstrate the Company’s values and their implementation ...
29 December 2017., 10:05   comment

Norilsk Nickel signs a 5-year usd 2.5 billion syndicated facility agreement with international banks

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel announces the signing of a 5-year USD 2.5 billion facility agreement with the syndicate of international financial institutions. Taking advantage of the current market conditions the Company achieved favorable terms of the syndicated loan supported by the considerable demand from a number of American, European and Asian banks. The proceeds will be used for refinancing of the existing debt, financing of capital expenditures and general corporate purposes. Nornickel’s President ...
27 December 2017., 16:15   comment

LMZ SKAD lifts aluminium wheels production by 27% in 2017

RUSAL acquired a share of LMZ SKAD, one of the leading alloy wheels manufacturers in Russia, in April 2017. Following the acquisition, the implementation of RUSAL’s Production System and efficient processes have improved SKAD’s major business operations alongside the expansion of its product mix. By the end of 2017, the Company aims to increase the number of wheels produced, by 27% YoY to 1.1 million wheels per year. In order to strengthen its export market sales, SKAD has introduced a range ...
26 December 2017., 12:58   comment

Environmental responsibility programs of the Russian Copper Company are presented to the UN

During a tour of the ECOTECH 2017 Exhibition, RF Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergey Donskoy and Honorable Forum delegate, UN Deputy Secretary General, Executive Director of the United Nations Program for the environment Erik Solheim visited the RCC stand. The Minister described the RCC Exhibition to the high ranking guest as an example of the high priority placed on environmental safety and environmental protection by a major Russian mining and metallurgical holding company. ...
20 December 2017., 09:52   comment

RCC receives an award for environmental activities in 2017

Karabashmed JSC (a subsidiary of RCC Group located in Karabash, Chelyabinsk region) has received an award of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia for a successful implementation of measures specified under an Agreement signed as part of the Year of the Environment in Russia in 2017. The ceremony of the award presentation was held on 12 December 2017 in Moscow at the ECOTECH'17 International Forum during the 5th Nationwide Congress on environmental protection and the meeting ...
18 December 2017., 14:50   comment

RUSAL sets up the infrastructure for data center at NAZ

RUSAL starts its data center project development at its Nadvoitsy Aluminium Smelter in the Republic of Karelia. The data center will focus on providing IT services, including solutions for big data analysis, machine learning, and cryptocurrency mining-related operations. AA!LAB company has become the first project implementation partner to sign, alongside RUSAL, the Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation in the field of digital technologies. The first phase of the data center project ...
13 December 2017., 10:12   comment

Aluminium wiring returns to the Russian market

RUSAL announces that aluminium alloys 8030 and 8176 have been successfully approved by Russian authorities for the use in electrical wiring applications. This approval opens up new market opportunities for aluminium. The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has approved the order that regulates construction of electrical installations and permits the use of aluminum wiring in buildings and structures. In 2000, due to the outdated technical specification of electrical wiring, the market ...
23 November 2017., 10:35   comment

RCC Takes Part in Russian-UK Raw Materials Dialogue

The Russian Copper Company presented its Smart Copper corporate production standard at the 1st Russian-UK Raw Materials Dialogue Trust and Cooperation — the Major Elements of Sustainable Development in St Petersburg. Natalia Gonchar, RCC’s Director for EHS, discussed RCC’s principles of efficient use of natural resources, energy saving and minimum environmental impact. These principles are embodied in the Smart Copper corporate standard that RCC is putting in place at its production facilities. ...
21 November 2017., 10:52   comment

Nornickel starts hot commissioning at Bystrinsky GOK

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel has launched hot commissioning operations at Bystrinsky GOK (Bystrinsky mining and processing plant). Bystrinsky GOK is located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory, 350 km from Chita. This area is home to the large Bystrinsky gold-iron-copper deposit containing total ore reserves of some 343 mt that will ensure the project’s operational life in excess of 30 years. Bystrinsky GOK will mine gold-iron-copper ores to produce copper, gold and magnetite ...
11 September 2017., 10:38   comment

Norilsk nickel group announces preliminary consolidated production results for 3d quarther and 9 months of 2017

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the third quarter and nine months of 2017. First Vice-President — Chief Operating Officer, Sergey Dyachenko commented on the 9M17 production results: “In 3Q17 our nickel production increased by 10% as Talnakh Concentrator reached its design parameters and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta nickel refinery restarted its operations after annual scheduled repair ...
11 August 2017., 10:05   comment

UC RUSAL to supply more than 500 tonnes of aluminium to upgrade Moscow’s tram fleet

UC RUSAL will be supplying approximately 510 tonnes of aluminium to be used in the production of aluminium tram interiors. As part of the project, UC RUSAL will provide aluminium for a total of 300 tram interiors. This is the world’s largest contract to purchase trams for a single city. The field of urban transport engineering is a new sector for UC RUSAL and one which has significant growth potential in Russia. The new Vityaz-M trams, which contain three compartments whose interior is entirely ...
11 July 2017., 10:57   comment

UC RUSAL reaffirms its environmental credentials with launch of new low carbon aluminium brand ALLOW

RUSAL announces the launch of its bespoke new low carbon aluminium brand, ALLOW, which features a significantly lower carbon footprint – specific volume of greenhouse gas emissions – as compared to the industry average. As demand amongst consumers grows for more sustainable and environmentally friendly aluminium, RUSAL has seized on the opportunity to utilise its unique access to clean, renewable hydro power to provide a product with a much reduced carbon footprint. ALLOW’s carbon footprint ...
11 June 2017., 10:13   comment

Tominskiy Processing Plant Lays Foundations of the Production Facilities

The Tominskiy Processing Plant (Sosnovsky District, Chelyabinsk Region) has launched the construction of the main building of a plant and other production and auxiliary facilities. When completed, the plant will comprise 17 permanent buildings and facilities. The Tominskiy Processing Plant has received all the necessary construction permits for the enrichment plant facilities and related infrastructure. Excavation work has already been completed and the structural axes of the plant’s first key ...
11 March 2017., 10:30   comment