Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter
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

Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter

Krasnoyarsk smelter is one of the largest smelters in the world. This facility is RUSAL's key site for testing and introducing new cutting-edge technologies. 

  • One of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, accounting for around 29% of aluminium production in Russia and 2% of the global aluminium output
  • RUSAL’s core facility for testing and deploying new innovative technologies
  • The plant is focused on high quality products with a 36% share of hi-tech products and alloys. It’s the only smelter in Russia and CIS to produce high-purity aluminum


Krasnoyarsk, Russia


Primary aluminium, alloys (slabs, billets, small ingots and T-bars), high-purity aluminum

Annual production capacity

1,013,000 tonnes


25 potrooms, 3 casthouses, anode production unit

Energy source

Krasnoyarsk HPP

Smelting technology

Most of the smelter’s cells use «dry» anode technology. 69% of Krasnoyarsk smelter’s potrooms is converted to the “Clean” Soederberg technology.


As part of a large-scale modernization programme, carried out in 2004-2009, the smelter was converted to «dry» anode technology and equipped with dry gas scrubbing stations and automated alumina point feeders. The programme led to a considerable cut in emissions: hydrogen fluoride was reduced by 1.5 times, tar substances by 2.7 times, and benzo(a)pyrene by 2.5 times.

 The plant is currently undertaking a second stage of modernization, which is scheduled to be completed by 2018. It includes converting the potrooms to the environmentally friendly technology "Clean Soederberg" and improving the efficiency of the SEI calcining systems which are used in anode paste production. A complex environmental program in 2015 led to pollution reduction by 1.3%.

The second phase of the modernization plan is expected to result in a 39% reduction of pollutant emissions. 

The construction of a new foundry complex to increase billets production from 203 to 457 mm is underway. The major part of Krasnoyarsk smelter’s output is wrought alloys.
Inert anode technology is being tested in one of the Krasnoyarsk smelter’s sections. 


ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management standard)

ISO 9001 (quality management standard)

ISO/TS 16949:2002 (quality management standard for automotive industry)

OHSAS 18001 (health and safety management standard)


4,265 people


Phone: +7 (3912) 56-38-98