Rusal Promises Equal Quality of Aluminium for Domestic Clients
TASS reported that Russian aluminium maker Rusal has promised that aluminium supplied to the domestic market will not be more carbon rich than aluminum intended for export after the division of assets of the aluminium holding. Rusal CEO Mr Evgeny Nikitin on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum told TASS "We did not imply such a division in quality of aluminium. Our clients will receive exactly the metal they order from us. Nobody says that Al+ will not supply products to the Russian market. The fact that the new company will focus on the domestic market, it happened with us historically, the enterprises of the new company today have more than 60% of contracts on the domestic market, these contracts will remain with these enterprises. Therefore, one cannot say that the metal on the Russian domestic market will have a high carbon footprint.”
Rusal, one of the world’s largest aluminium producers, announced earlier that it is pursuing a demerger of its higher carbon assets, whereas the company itself will change its name to Al+.