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The second largest aluminum plant in the world

Aluminum appeared in our lives only about century and a half ago, but in that short time it managed to go from being a decorative metal to the material, which allows us to move faster, to live in warmth and comfort, and enjoy all the benefits of modern civilization.

At the moment, the leader of the global aluminum industry is the Russian company RUSAL which accounts for about 12.5% of global production of aluminum that ensures the production facilities to produce 3.9 million tons of aluminum per year. Krasnoyarsk aluminum plant is owned by RUSAL. Photos by dedmaxopka

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It is the second largest aluminum producer in the world. Production capacity of the plant is 1 million tons of aluminum per year (about 24% of Russia’s and 2.4% of global production of aluminum).

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Aluminum production is extremely energy intensive. Therefore aluminum plants are built mainly in the regions where there is free access to powerful sources of energy.

In our case, this source is Krasnoyarsk hydro power plant (6,000 MW). Krasnoyarsk aluminum plant consumes about 70% of the total volume of electricity produced.

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