RUSAL becomes the first in Russia to produce lighting pole made of aluminium alloys

Moscow, 2 August 2021 – RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, in partnership with the Krasnoyarsk Metallurgical Plant (KraMZ) and Alluminate Company, has presented the first consignment of lighting poles made of aluminium alloys to the domestic market.

The first consignment of 24 lighting poles produced by KraMZ was supplied to a five-star hotel located in Vladivostok earlier this month. All the necessary technological openings, hatches and embedded parts are provided in the poles. They are also equipped with smart lighting devices, which allow the intensity of illumination to be adjusted depending on the time of day, saving energy and increasing the resource of power grid.

The poles are made of anodised extrusions produced from RUSAL’s low-carbon aluminium, ALLOW. Due to the properties of aluminium, the poles are resistant to corrosion, precipitation and mechanical damage, allowing them to be used in coastal regions and in urban environments.

At present, a wide range of lighting poles can be produced. The full list of products consist of 16 standard sizes. The supports are produced from anodised aluminium in six colours or from painted aluminium extrusions (in over 200 colours as per RAL standard). At the customer's request, the lighting poles can be equipped with a video surveillance module, Wi-Fi, an emergency button, an audible alarming system, an environmental monitoring module, or a charger for electric vehicles.

It takes just two workers to transport and install the lighting pole. The weight of these aluminium alloy poles is two times lower than that of steel and nine times lower than that of reinforced concrete analogues. This lightweight quality has a positive effect on passive traffic safety. The rod does not absorb the energy of the collision, which excludes serious consequences for both passengers and driver in the event of an accident.

“The manufacturability of aluminium, together with the technique of anodizing, allows its appearance and characteristics to be retained for decades. The ability to manufacture customised shapes and sizes makes this an exclusive product within the market. The new products meet the highest environmental requirements, and one unique property of aluminium – its full recyclability – warrants a high return on value after the end of their service life. We expect that the new products will be in demand for the design and renovation of parks, gardens, sports grounds, residential complexes, streets and roads,” said Roman Andryushin, RUSAL’s Deputy General Director for Sales in Russia, the CIS and China.

Previously, aluminum lighting poles were not produced in Russia. All such products were imported from China, Poland and Germany. Additionally, the Russian poles are up to 6 times cheaper than their German analogues.
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