RUSAL’s main products are primary aluminium, aluminium alloys, foil and alumina. The company has access to vast resources of raw materials and provides the entire production cycle. find out more

Sustainable development
In 2009 RUSAL completed a large-scale project to modernise the Krasnoyarsk smelter. The renovation resulted in in its production efficiency increasing considerably and a reduction in its emissions. find out more


The only producer of refined silicon in Russia.

  • Commissioned in 1981
  • In 1998 the facility was spun off from the Irkutsk smelter and incorporated as a independent entity
  • Produces silicon from quartzite, mined at Glukhovsky pit of the Banichesky mine (part of RUSAL)


Shelekhov, Russia (Irkutsk region)


Commercial refined silicon


Metals and mining, chemical industries

Annual production capacity

42.000 tonnes

Production technology

Thermal method of silicon production in three-phase heating furnaces


In 2013 the facility plans to carry out a number of projects aimed at enhancing the production efficiency and reducing the environmental impact. The programme includes the modernization of the thermal furnace as well as the introduction of new and upgrade of existing gas scrubbers.


ISO 9001:2008 (environmental management system)


472 people


Phone: +7 (39550) 9-45-00