The Irkutsk alumimium smelter is one of the largest in Russia and is the oldest in Eastern Siberia.

One of the oldest Siberia’s smelters, commissioned in 1962.

In 2010, the smelter was equipped with a new casthouse that added 165 thousand tonnes to the plant’s annual production capacity.


Products
Primary aluminium, wire rod, aluminium alloys, bars and strips
Consumers
Aerospace, automotive, construction, packaging, electrical industries
Annual production capacity
419,000 tonnes
Capacities
4 potlines (8 potrooms), 2 casthouses, anode production unit, anode assembly department
Smelting technology
The facility mainly uses Soederberg cells. The smelter’s 5th potline, commissioned in 2008, is furnished with prebaked anode cells, operating at 300 kA.
Development
Currently, the IrkAZ product range includes over 100 technical specifications for aluminium alloys and over 30 specifications for export rods.<br> The share of high value-added products is over 70%. The production of aluminium of the highest grades is 95%. <br> <br> In 2015, IrkAZ launched the Ecological Soderbergh project, under which the 1st, 3rd and 4th series of IrkAZ electrolysis will be transferred to this technology. Implementation of the EcoSoderberg project will reduce emissions into the atmosphere by 30% and significantly improve environmental performance. The project is expected to be completed in 2020. <br>
Certificates
ISO 14001:2015(environmental management standard), ISO 9000:2015(quality management standard) , ISO/TS 16949 (automotive industry quality standard)
Headcount
2,400 people