Russia: En+ Group stake in RUSAL rises

The stake of multi-industry holding En+ Group in the Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL has grown to 56.88% following the closure of an asset swap with Swiss trader Glencore, En+ Group said in a statement on February 3. “The company announces conclusion of the second stage of the agreement on a swap of securities with…

Russia: Rusal invests 2.6 billion rubles in BAZ

In 2017-2019 Rusal invested some 2.6 billion rubles in modernization of Bogoslovsky Aluminum Works and Bogoslovskaya Thermoelectric Plant. In particular, the company has finished the project to modernize alumina manufacture, resulting in the output increase by 55 thousand tons with a considerable drop in prime cost. The thermoelectric plant sees its main machinery repaired. (Ukrainian…

Russia: Rusal to suspend silicon manufacture

Rusal Kremniy-Ural intends to suspend the operation because of the unprofitability. “Under the stable trend of global silicon prices decrease, its manufacture in Russia becomes very unprofitable. That is why from December 1 we will suspend the manufacture of the silicon in the Urals until the prices are stabilized”, a Rusal representative noted. At present…

Russia: Rusal output up in Q3 2019

In July-September Rusal produced 942 thousand tons of aluminum, up by 0.4% QoQ. Plants situated in Siberia accounted for 93% of the output. Sales grew by 0.8%, to 1091 thousand tons. In particular, sales of high-added value products increased by 3.9%, to 430 thousand tons. In January-September aluminum manufacture remained unchanged at 2809 thousand tons,…