Khakass Aluminum Smelter (KhAZ)


Results in 2019

297 ktpa

total capacity and utilisation rate, 99%

294 kt

production level

The first aluminium smelter launched in post-Soviet Russia in 2006. It reached its designed capacity in 2007.

One of the world’s most technologically sophisticated smelters, KhAZ uses RA-300 electrolysis technology (patent rights held by the Group’s Metals segment) based on baked anodes. The smelter has one potline and one casthouse.

In 2017, a new Properzi continuous horizontal casting system was launched to manufacture new alloy types, with a total design capacity of 120 ktpa. The products are being manufactured for the automotive industry, including car wheel production. The new facility will ultimately enable KhAZ to ramp up its alloys output from 82 ktpa to 202 ktpa.

In 2018, KhAZ produced 87.5 kt of alloys (30% of the smelter’s total output).

Development plans

Implementation of a radically new smelter management approach, Total Quality Management, in order to fully meet customer needs.

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