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A new aluminum smelter in Siberia will produce 500,000-600,000 metric tons of aluminum a year
A new aluminum smelter in Siberia will produce 500,000-600,000 metric tons of aluminum a year, the project's joint managers said in a news release Monday. On June 29, Energy giant RAO Unified Energy Systems of Russia (70% of the country's electricity production) and the world's no. 3 primary aluminum producer, Rusal, signed a memorandum of intent on a project to build the new aluminum smelter and complete the construction of the Boguchanskaya hydropower plant (HPP) in the Lower Angara area of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Western Siberia. The memorandum provides for equal funding and management of the project, which is expected to take five to seven years to complete. With a capacity of 3,000 megawatts, the smelter will become the HPP's key consumer. "The total cost of the project is preliminarily estimated at about $3 billion," the news release says. Experts from Rusal and HydroOGK, a 100% subsidiary of RAO UES that controls hydropower stations with a total capacity of 22,650 megawatts, will elaborate the project's economic basis in the next four months and prepare the relevant documentation by November 1, 2005. The Boguchanskaya HPP, work on which was begun in 1980 but halted twelve years later due to a lack of financing, is the largest hydro-technical project in Russia and one of the biggest in the world. The commissioning of the Boguchanskaya HPP, which is currently 55% ready, and the construction of the aluminum smelter will boost the economic development of the Lower Angara area, which contains vast natural resources of oil, gas, gold (about 10% of Russia's total proven resources), timber, and large deposits of niobium, zinc, lead, bauxite and magnesium carbonate
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