United Company RUSAL Limited engages in the production and sale of primary aluminium, including alloys and value-added products, such as aluminium sheet ingot and aluminium billet. Divisions The company’s operations are divided into the following four business divisions: Aluminium; Alumina; Engineering and Construction; and Packaging. Aluminium Division The company operates 16 aluminium smelters. The aluminium smelting assets of the company are located in 4 countries: the Russian Federation (13 plants), Ukraine (1 plant), Sweden (1 plant), and Nigeria (1 plant). 3 of the company’s smelters each produce approximately 500 thousand tonnes of primary aluminium per annum. Two of these, the Bratsk aluminium smelter and the Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter, located in Siberia, each produces approximately 1 million tonnes of primary aluminium per annum. In addition to the production of primary aluminium, the company also has facilities for the production of other aluminium products, including aluminium powder, silicon and secondary aluminium and it produces other materials related to aluminium production. The company has 2 cryolite plants and 1 cathode plant, which produce essential materials for the aluminium production process. The company also has various anode production facilities, which are integrated with certain aluminium smelters. Its cathode plant located in China, Shanxi RUSAL Cathode Co. Ltd., has a capacity for production of cathode blocks of approximately 15 thousand tonnes per annum. It also has 3 aluminium powder metallurgy plants; 3 silicon smelters; and 3 secondary aluminium plants in China. Alumina Division The Alumina Division comprises both the alumina refineries involved in alumina production and the mining assets of the company. The company has 13 alumina refineries. The alumina refineries of the company are located in six countries: Ireland (1 plant), Jamaica (2 plants), Ukraine (2 plants), Italy (1 plant), the Russian Federation (4 plants), and Guinea (1 plant). In addition, it holds a 20% equity stake in Queensland Alumina Limited, an alumina refinery. The company’s mining assets comprise 16 mines and mine complexes, including 8 bauxite mines located in Russia, Jamaica, Guinea, and Guyana, 2 quartzite mines in Russia and Ukraine, 1 fluorite mine in Russia, 2 coal mines in Kazakhstan, 1 nepheline syenite mine in Russia, and 2 limestone mines. The company jointly operates 2 coal mines with Samruk-Kazyna under a 50/50 joint venture, LLP Bogatyr Komir. Engineering and Construction Division The Engineering and Construction division’s operations include research and development activities and development of advanced aluminium and alumina production technologies; implementation of complex engineering and construction projects with an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Management (EPCM) approach; and maintenance, repair and replacement of process equipment at its facilities. This division performs a range of activities related to execution, including detailed design documentation, purchase of equipment, and services construction and equipment installation management, commissioning and start-up activities, and production ramp-up. Packaging Division The company has three aluminium foil mills. The Sayanal and Urals foil facilities are located in the Russian Federation, and ARMENAL is located in Armenia. The company produces aluminium foil with thicknesses ranging from 7 to 240 micron, 3003 aluminium alloy strap, aluminium ingots, and a range of alufoil-based flexible packaging and household products. The company exports its downstream products to 46 countries on five continents and delivers them to 40 regions of the Russian Federation. Markets The company markets and sells its products primarily in the European, Japanese/Korean, south east Asian and North American markets, and it has established offices in China, Japan, and the United States. Joint Ventures In December 2008, the company established a 50/50 joint venture with Samruk-Kazyna to jointly operate Bogatyr, an open-cast coal mines, and Severny mine, in the Ekibastuz coal basin. The company holds approximately 25% stake in Norilsk Nickel, which produces nickel and palladium. It also produces various by-products, such as cobalt, chromium, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, and sulphur. The company and RusHydro, a company controlled by the Russian Government, have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly construct the Boguchanskoye Energy and Metals Complex (BEMO). The BEMO project is ultimately intended to comprise the construction of the 3,000 MW Boguchanskaya hydropower plant (Boguchanskaya HPP) on the Angara River and the approximately 588 thousand tonnes per annum Boguchansky aluminium smelter eight kilometers southeast of Tayozhniy, in the Krasnoyarsk region. Competition The company’s principal competitors are other international aluminium producers, including Alcoa, Rio Tinto, Chalco, Norsk Hydro, Hindalco, and BHP Billiton.
united co rusal plc (486:Hong Kong)
13/1, Nikoloyamskaya str.
Phone: 7 495 720 5170
Fax: 7 495 745 7046www.rusal.com
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