United Company RUSAL raises aluminum output by 2.5% in January-March 2007

19 April 2007 (13:46)

United Company RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminum and alumina producer, looked at its achievements in the first quarter of 2007, shortly after RUSAL, SUAL, and Glencore merged their assets to form a new company.

The company’s aluminum output rose by 2.5% compared to a year earlier and amounted to 999,415 tons. The alumina production has remained the same (2,740,168 tons), whereas the bauxite production went down 8.6% and came to 4,127,607 tons (this was due to a temporary halt in bauxite production in Guinea and Sredne-Timanskiy deposit based in Komi, Russia).

'By merging into United Company, we laid the foundation for further development in terms of greater outputs, resource base expansion, and technological improvement. Our consumers’ active growth and stricter environmental regulations make aluminum one of the best options for machine-building and provide good demand for our produce. We are currently putting up five large plants and power stations,’ says the company’s CEO Alexander Bulygin.

'Our cooperation with Rosatom in the field of nuclear power-based metallurgical production makes the company even more competitive both at home and abroad,’ he observes.

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