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Industry & Science Minister: RUSAL should focus on overhauls and upgrades


28.11.2011. : public
Deputy Head of Sverdlovsk Region Government and Minister for Industry & Science Alexander Petrov feels that the region has a unique set of aluminum production facilities, with enterprises operating stably from Severouralsk to Kamensk-Uralsky. However, the processing and production of aluminum are made complicated by the fact that there are no hydroelectric power stations in Sverdlovsk Region, so the energy-intensive aluminum production is costlier in terms of electricity bills here than in other parts of Russia.

I believe that UC RUSALs management should invest in its own energy resources, and the regions government actually made a few offers to this extent. RUSALs aluminum enterprises have to be radically renovated and to get new technologies, including those related to deeper-level processing of aluminum products. Thanks to the introduction of new produce with higher value-added characteristics, the company could develop one production facility with the help of proceeds from another and thus make up for the losses, the Minister said.