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UC Rusal supplies aluminium to upgrade Moscow's tram fleet

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UC Rusal is supplying approximately 510 tonnes of aluminium to Krasnoyarsk Metallurgical Plant to be processed for use in the production of tram interiors. The company’s aluminium features in the interior of 300 new Vityaz-M trams, which contain three compartments whose interior is entirely made from aluminium, and are scheduled to be supplied to the Moscow transportation system in 2017-2019.

UC Rusal’s Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter (KrAZ) is providing the aluminium for the interiors. The KrAZ metal is being processed at the Krasnoyarsk Metallurgical Plant to produce extruded shapes which are sent to the Krasnoyarsk Machinebuilding Components plant where the interior fittings undergo additional processing and manufacturing.

“Using aluminium for tram interiors is a precedent that can promote the expanding of aluminium application in Russian urban transport engineering,” said Roman Andryushin, UC Rusal head of Russia and CIS sales. He continued: “This project reaffirms the innovative spirit of Russian engineering as well as highlighting the competitiveness of Russian producers. The trend of using aluminium in transportation has been on the rise globally. We are ready to partner with all transport engineering companies, both in Russia and abroad, who are interested in using aluminium to manufacture their products or are interested in conducting R&D in this field.”

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