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Rusal's Jamaica operations to continue as usual, minister says

Rusal's Jamaica operations will continue as usual, minister says
Rusal's Jamaica operations will continue as usual, minister says   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022
By Reuters

By Kate Chappell

KINGSTON -Russian aluminum giant Rusal’s operations in Jamaica will continue as usual, Jamaican Transport and Mining Minister Audley Shaw said on Tuesday, amid pressure on Russian companies by the United States and Europe over the invasion of Ukraine.

Rusal, which is not under sanctions by the United States, runs a bauxite and alumina production complex in Jamaica via its subsidiary WINDALCO.

Asked if operations would continue as normal, Shaw responded,“Yes.”

WINDALCO has an annual production capacity of 502,000 tonnes of alumina and 4 million tonnes of bauxite, according to its website. Rusal globally produced 8.2 million tonnes of alumina in 2020.