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 of the facility’s resumption of alumina refining.
The Friguia site is a fully-developed alumina refining facility. It includes a captive bauxite mine, refinery, private rail transport, and other necessary infrastructure. The site, with a nameplate alumina refining capacity of 650 thousand metric tons per annum, has been idle since the spring of 2012.
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