Today' Focus

        Constellium N.V.  announced that it has extended its long-term contract with aircraft manufacturer Pilatus to support its new executive jets aircraft program. With this agreement Constellium will supply an increased volume of aerospace plate to ...

International News

    UC RUSAL expands value added products output at KAZ

  • China Aluminium Network
  • Post Time: 2017/3/29
  • Click Amount: 360

    UC RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, has launched a “Properzi” rolling mill into operation at Kandalaksha Aluminium Smelter (KAZ) as part of the casthouse modernization project at the smelter. The project investments total USD 19.8 mln.

    The new equipment will produce up to 50 thousand tonnes of value added products (VAP) per annum. The launch of the new mill will allow the smelter to produce wire rods of 7 typical sizes which are a new aspect for KAZ; these are of the diameters of 9.5, 12, 14, 15, 19, 23 and 25 mm. Prior to that, the smelter supplied only one size, of 9mm diameter.

    KAZ will also start to produce wire rod from the alloys of 1xxx, 6xxx and 8xxx series.

    The main consumers of the wire rods produced at KAZ will be cable manufacturing plants operating in Russia and abroad.

    The launch of the rolling mill at Kandalaksha aluminium smelter is another step within RUSAL’s strategy to increase the output of value added products. According to plans, the smelter will start operating at full production capacity in 2017 having increased the production of the smelter up to 72.5 thousand tonnes per year; with that, VAP is to comprise 98.5% of the total amount of output,’ noted RUSAL CEO Vladislav Soloviev.

    As of today, there is an investment project being implemented at KAZ for the installation of quenching furnaces. The project is aimed for further expansion of the product range at KAZ.

    Source: RUSAL Press Release
      Copyright and Exemption Declaration :①All articles, pictures and videos that are marked with "China Aluminum Network" on this website are copyright and belong to China Aluminium Network (www.alu.com.cn). When transshipment, any media, website or individual must list the source from "China Aluminium Network (www.alu.com.cn)". We seek legal actions against anyone that disobey this. ②Articles that marked as copy from others are for transferring more information to readers, do not represent or endorse their opinions or accuracy and reliability. When other media, website or individuals copy from our website, must keep the source. Anyone that changes the articles' sources will hold the responsibilities for copyright and law problems. We also seek legal actions against anyone that disobey this. ③If any articles copied by our website concern the copyright and other problems, please contact us within one week.