Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter

Krasnoyarsk smelter is one of the largest smelters in the world. This facility is RUSAL's key site for testing and introducing new cutting-edge technologies.

The plant is focused on high quality products with a 36% share of hi-tech products and alloys. It’s the only smelter in Russia and CIS to produce high-purity aluminum.

The smelter was founded in 1964. 

Primary aluminium, alloys (slabs, billets, small ingots and T-bars), high-purity aluminum
Annual production capacity
1,024,000 tonnes
25 potrooms, 3 casthouses, anode production unit
Energy source
Krasnoyarsk HPP
Smelting technology
Most of the plant's capacity is based on Soderberg technology, and the transition to Eco-Soderberg Technology is currently being completed.
At present about 94% of electrolysers have been converted to Eco-Soderberg technology. 

The plant has run the second stage of modernization, which includes converting the potrooms to the environmentally friendly technology "Eco-Soderberg" and improving the efficiency of the SEI calcining systems which are used in anode paste production. A complex environmental program in 2015 led to pollution reduction by 1.3%.

Anode mass technology with a reduced content of PAH is being introduced to reduce benzopyrene emissions into the atmosphere.

In 2019, works were performed to replace the electrostatic precipitator No. 14 to clean gases from refrigerators No. 1-4 of the hardening furnaces. Nowadays, commissioning works on ESP No. 14 are in progress. The first measurements have already shown more than 98% efficiency of its operation.
Inert anode technology is being tested in one of the Krasnoyarsk smelter’s sections.
ISO 14001(environmental management standard), ISO 9001 (quality management standard), ISO/TS 16949(quality management standard for automotive industry), OHSAS 18001 (health and safety management standard)
4,265 people