Boliden: Mine Production Attains Record Level
Boliden’s first quarter report was characterized by strong levels of mined production and stable production at the copper smelters. “The metal prices trend was favorable throughout the quarter, as is reflected in the fact that both [mining and smelting] posted strong operating profits,” said says Lennart Evrell, president and CEO of Boliden. “This was particularly true for mines, which achieved a new record level for a single quarter. Production levels continued to be good, and Kevitsa, which was acquired last year, is developing well. Furthermore, production at the copper smelters was stable.”
Rusal Increases Alumina Production
UC Rusal recently a commissioned a new R1.1 billion digestion train at the Urals Aluminum Smelter (UAZ). The new digestion train, which consists of 82 units, will expand the refinery’s alumina production by 130,000 metric tons per year (mt/y). Total annual output of UAZ will grow to 900,000 mt of alumina.