RUSAL is ready to make RUR 17 bln construction deals at BEMO smelter
UC RUSAL held a meeting with potential contractors for the Boguchany aluminium smelter – construction companies from Siberia and the Far East, including the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The meeting was held as UC RUSAL plans to resume all construction work on the site of the future aluminium smelter.The meeting was attended by representatives of over 65 companies, including such industry leaders as Krasnoyarskelectrosetstroy, Evrostroy, Stroytransgas-M, Irkutskpromstroy, Gidromontazh Trust, Transstroy Engineering Corporation, Selelektrostroy and a number of others. Resumption of construction will mean that a large number of contractors will have to be brought in, specialising in construction and installation jobs for industrial sites as well as in the manufacture of reinforced concrete blocks, standard and custom-designed equipment.
In total about 150 companies expressed interest in the biddings being organised by UC RUSAL in preparation for the resumption of construction. UC RUSAL representatives and potential contractors discussed proposals regarding participation in the biddings and completion of various jobs on the project. About 30 thou. people will be involved in the construction of the Boguchany aluminium smelter and supporting infrastructure. Total capital expenditures on the construction of the smelter are estimated at USD 826 million, with USD 300 million having already been invested in the project.
The construction of the Boguchany aluminium smelter with annual production capacity of 600 thou. tonnes of aluminium per year is part of the Boguchany Energy and Metals Complex project (BEMO), which also includes the construction of the Boguchany HPP with installed capacity of 3,000 MW on the Angara River. BEMO is a key element in the programme of integrated development of the lower Angara region.