Rusal to switch Jamaican alumina refineries to gas power

Apr 25, 2013 | 10:20 AM | Jethro Wookey

Tags  United Rusal, Rusal, alumina, natural gas, Windalco, Alpart, Jamaica, Vladislav Soloviev Metal Bulletin

LONDON — United Co. Rusal will upgrade its alumina refineries in Jamaica so that steam production will run on natural gas power instead of fuel oil in a drive to cut costs in an oversupplied market, the Russian company said April 25.

Rusal operates three alumina refineries in Jamaica—the Windalco refineries (Ewarton and Kirkvine) and the Alpart refinery. The three plants will start receiving natural gas supplies in 2016. ....

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