Russian aluminium titan UC Rusal announced earlier this week the inclusion of an aluminium-scandium alloy it developed into the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
This month the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping made the decision to add Rusal’s aluminium-scandium alloy 1581 (Al-Mg-Sс) to its Rules for the Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships and the Rules for Technical Supervision during the Construction of Ships and Manufacture of Materials and Products for Ships. The documents also included specifications on welding the aluminium alloy.
Rusal says the new aluminium alloy will make ships lighter, more fuel efficient, and result in more sustainable shipping on the high seas.
Rusal’s technical director Viktor Mann said in a press release that the inclusion of its aluminium-scandium alloy was a major step forward for the shipbuilding industry.
“The addition of RUSAL’s new alloy to the Maritime Register allows engineers to use semi-finished products at the design stage. This is important for such a dynamic and developing industry of shipbuilding in Russia and globally.”
Rusal’s aluminium-scandium alloy 1581 (Al-Mg-Sс) is part of its new line of aluminium-scandium alloys ScAlution, which the company introduced in the spring of this year. Citing a demand for such alloys, ScAlution offers materials with superior technological, physical, and mechanical qualities.