Irish Government In Talks With Aughinish Alumina Over Russian Sanctions And Plant’s Future

Irish Government In Talks With Aughinish Alumina Over Russian Sanctions And Plant’s Future

The deputy head of the Irish government and its finance minister are currently talking to Aughinish Alumina about sanctions against its owners at Russia’s UC Rusal and what those sanctions may mean for continued operation at the plant. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and...


Glencore Mulling Sale Of Its Share In Rusal’s Parent Company En+ Group

Anglo-Swiss metals miner Glencore plc announced earlier this week that it is conducting a review of all of its business dealings with Russian firms, including the equity stakes it has in Russian aluminium giant UC Rusal’s parent company En+ Group. Glencore currently has a 10.5-percent share in Rusal’s parent company. However, the firm downplayed its […]

Rusal Suspends Shipments From Nikolaev Alumina Refinery In Ukraine

Russian aluminium titan UC Rusal has suspended shipments from Nikolaev alumina refinery in Ukraine this week, presumably in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week. In a research note published by Wood Mackenzie on Monday, the firm said the 1.75 million metric ton per annum alumina refinery near Mykolaiv is likely to tighten the […]

Rusal Pays Off Last Of 2017 Eurobonds With US$512 MM Payment

Russian aluminium titan UC Rusal this week announced the scheduled repayment of US$512 million in Eurobonds negotiated in 2017. The firm said in a press release that the full amount of the bonds negotiated in 2017 was US$600 million, and the instruments had a maturity date of five years. The Eurobonds featured a coupon rate […]

Rusal Debuts New 5xxx Aluminium Alloy

Russian aluminium giant UC Rusal announced this week the development of a new 5xxx aluminium alloy intended for anodizing applications. The 5005A aluminium alloy has begun mass production at Bratsk Aluminium Smelter (BrAZ), and Rusal’s Technical Directorate has already conducted a general assessment of the alloy. Rusal’s new aluminum alloy has the advantage of readily […]

Rusal Reports 8.1 Percent Jump In Aluminium Sales In Fourth Quarter

Russian aluminium giant UC Rusal released results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021 this week. Numbers were generally better across the board as the company, along with the rest of the market, continues to claw back from the effects of the global coronavirus. Rusal’s aluminium production rose in the quarter by one percent […]