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December 17th, 2006 | categorizilation: all categories,Azerbaijan

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Ganja City has an alumina refinery and aluminium smelter – all in one site.

Alumina refinery and aluminium smelter in one, Ganja City, Azerbaijan / アルミ工場(アゼルバイジャン、ガンジャー市)

So there.

Red mud from bauxite - Ganja City, Azerbaijan / 赤い泥(アゼルバイジャン、ガンジャー市)

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Comment by Mum — December 24, 2006 @ 4:39 pm | post a comment

Makes a lot of sense as it will save on transportation of alumina to a semlter

Comment by Daniel L. — December 25, 2006 @ 5:46 am | post a comment

Hi there,

aluminium gets smelted where there is cheap energy, as far as I know. I've been to Norway last year and seen some of these smelters too – they have cheap and abundant renewable energy sources there resulting from the big differences in height (fjords are up to 1000m higher thand sea level).

Greetings and merry christmas.

Comment by Rob Thomson — January 5, 2007 @ 6:14 am | post a comment

Daniel, that is indeed the case in NZ too. The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter right at the bottom of New Zealand gets its power from a hydro electric station that flows into one of the many fiords in Fiordland…

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