RUSAL has started its own production of master alloys which are used to make alloys. The new project will cover half of the Company's need for master alloys, and is also intended for supply to external customers.Master alloy is an alloy of two or more components designed for adding high-melting elements to liquid metal. Master alloys are used in production of alloys with an accurate chemical composition to achieve desired properties. For example, aluminium-scandium master alloy is used to produce alloys used in shipbuilding, with zirconium, for electrical industry & strontium master alloys, for casting alloys modifications.The new production is launched at Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter. Investment in the project amounted to USD 7.5 million. The capacity of the production facility is over 5,000 tonnes of melted master alloys per year. Customers of the new production are primarily RUSAL's smelters. External clients are major metal makers of Russia. RUSAL is the largest consumer of master alloys in Russia. Previously, the company purchased alloying components in Europe and China.