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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nadvoitsy Metal Plans

MOSCOW -- Russia's Nadvoitsy aluminum plant plans to produce 60,000 tons of primary aluminum this year, slightly more than the 59,600 in 1998, said the plant's director for external relations, Lev Lubensky.

He said the plant was implementing a long-term development program based on technology supplied by U.S. Kaiser engineering company, which would enable it to increase aluminum output by 10 percent by 2005.

"If, of course, we find the necessary funding," Lubensky said Friday.

He said the plant had a design capacity of 60,000 tons per year and was using mostly outdated technology.

Nadvoitsy, situated in the northwestern autonomous republic of Karelia, gets 75 percent of the aluminum it uses for smelting from the Pikalevo and Boksitogorsk plants in the neighboring Leningrad region, and imports the rest.