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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