Eurasian Natural Resources (ENRC) has completed the expansion of its alumina refinery Aluminium of Kazakhstan in Kazakhstan, with a expenditure of $305m.

The refinery has reached its target alumina production level of 1.7Mtpa.

The expanded refinery will support larger alumina and aluminium production capacity and will enable ENRC to maintain sales to third party customers and provide sufficient alumina for internal consumption.

ENRC CEO Felix Vulis said that with the expansion, the firm will be able to increase both internal consumption and external sales of alumina, underpinning ENRC’s ability to maintain a competitive advantage as a low-cost producer.