UC RUSAL says may build nuclear-fuelled plant with Rosatom

May 23, 2007

United Company RUSAL, the world’s biggest primary aluminium producer, might build a nuclear-fuelled smelter with future state nuclear corporation Rosatom, UC RUSAL’s corporate strategy chief Artem Volynets told Reuters journalists in London. UC RUSAL wants to become an energy as well as a metals company and aims to meet as much of its own energy needs as possible, Volynets said. “One of the advantages of nuclear power stations is you can put them anywhere,” he said. “If we’re going to do anything with Rosatom it would make sense to put it together with a power station near the coast. But it’s too early to say.”  

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