Yakov Itskov

Rusal Begins Mining 14 MMT Bauxite Quarry In NW Russia

Rusal Begins Mining 14 MMT Bauxite Quarry In NW Russia

Russian Federation aluminium titan UC Rusal announced this week the commencement of operations at its new open pit bauxite mine in northwest Russia. In a press release Rusal said the mine at Vezhayu-Vorykvinskoye in the Komi Republic. The mine has an estimated...


Rusal Restarts Operations At Guinea’s Friguia Alumina Refinery

Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal announced yesterday the reopening of operations at Guinea’s Friguia Alumina Refinery. Per the company, the restart is a product of a 2016 agreement with the Guinean government that will see the facility ramp up production to between 550 thousand and 600 thousand metric tons per annum within a year […]

Rusal Plans First Bauxite Production at Guinea’s Dian Dian Mine By Month’s End

Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal will commence bauxite mining in the West African state of Guinea by month’s end, according to statements made to the Russian press by company president Vladislav Soloviev earlier this week. Soloviev continued by specifying that the volume of bauxite ore mined from the deposit at Dian Dian would be […]

Rusal’s Restart of Operations at Guinea’s Dian-Dian Bauxite Mine Imminent

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth UC Rusal told domestic media yesterday that plans are in the works to commission the 3-million-metric-ton-per-annum Dian-Dian bauxite mine in the African country of Guinea by next spring. Yakov Itskov, Rusal’s alumina business director, told Russian News Agency TASS that work at the bauxite mine was well underway at present. “We […]

Rusal Inaugurates New Digestion Train at Urals Aluminium Smelter

Russian Federation aluminium juggernaut U.C. Rusal announced that its Urals Aluminium Smelter (UAZ) will boost its annual production to 900 thousand metric tons by the installation of a new digestion train. The project, which is anticipated to cost RUB1.1 billion (USD19.3 million), will add almost seven dozen new digestion units. Upon completion, the new train […]

Rusal to Invest US$2 MM in Alumina Refinery in NW Russia

Russian Federation aluminium major UC Rusal announced yesterday that it is preparing to invest US$2 million in modernizing Boksitogorsk Alumina Refinery. The modernization is intended to increase the refinery’s production of corundum. The firm says that the planned expansion of the plant, which is in Boksitogorsk, the administrative center of Boksitogorsky District in far northwestern […]