The Metals segment1 of En+ Group produces approximately 5.8% of global aluminium output, thus making the Group the largest global aluminium producer outside of China
Our Metals segment’s operations include the extraction and refinement of bauxite into alumina and the production and sale of primary aluminium, alumina and related products. Core smelting operations of the Metals segment, are located in Siberia, in close proximity to the Group’s power plants. Metals segment’s aluminium smelters are major consumers of the power produced by the Energy segment.
The Metals segment currently has an annual aluminium production capacity of 3.9 million metric tonnes, due to increase by over 1 million metric tonnes with the construction of the Taishet smelter and the expansion of the Boguchansk smelter, part of the Boguchansk Energy and Metals Complex (BEMO) in Siberia.
The Metals segment owns 12 aluminium smelters, 10 alumina refineries, 7 bauxite mines2 and a 50% interest in the BEMO Project. The company also holds a 27.8% shareholding in Norilsk Nickel, the world’s second largest nickel producer and largest palladium producer.
Our Metals segment strives to achieve leadership in operational efficiency and is already among the three most cost-effective aluminium producers in the world. In-house R&D, engineering and design capabilities enable the Metals segment to develop new technologies that help to streamline production and cut capital and operation costs.