The modernization of the Volgograd and Kandalaksha aluminium smelters is planned to be completed in the first quarter of 2013. It will enable the smelters to produce 165,000 tonnes and 75,000 tonnes of VAP respectively: the Kandalakasha smelter will produce the wire rod, the Volgograd smelter will increase the output of slabs. The increase of alloys production is underway at the Bogoslovsk aluminium smelter — the plant will be able to produce the alloys in form of small ingots and slabs for rolling mills After the modernization is completed all smelters of the Division will reach 100% share of VAP (wire rod, foundry, slabs) in the output. These products are used in energy, wire, rolling, automotive and aerospace industries. In the first quarter of 2012 the primary aluminium share in RUSAL sales was 63%, slabs – 11%, extrusion billets – 10%, foundry alloys – 8%, wire rod – 7%, other products – 1%.
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