Commercial department in conjunction with the technological service Alcoa Russia (part of the corporation Alcoa) continues to develop its cooperation with one of the leaders of the domestic engineering — plant Betsema.
At the meeting in Moscow on the 12th international specialized exhibition "Construction Equipment and Technologies 2011" was presented aluminum cement — the result of a joint project of Alcoa Russia and Betsema to create aluminum tanks and cement to consumers of the Russian Federation and the CIS.
Cement was shown at the booth of Mercedes-Benz, a partner of the plant Betsema, among which also include automotive manufacturing giants such as Volvo, MAN, Scania, Iveco, Ford, DAF, Renault. The case is made of a cement truck aluminum sheets Alcoa Russia (production Alcoa Metallurg Rus, a former BKMPO).
With a greater ease and strength compared to steel solutions, aluminum can reduce vehicle weight, resulting in lower fuel consumption in shipping. Benefits include a high resistance to corrosion, high residual value in the aluminum recycling, environmental friendliness, etc.
Currently, Alcoa Russia together with Betsema are working to build tankers of a new alloy, developed in Russia. This will further reduce the weight of the product while maintaining the basic mechanical properties of the vessel.
Of great interest to the aluminum tankers, as well as experimental work with Alcoa Russia Betsema, showing the end users of the product, including Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, the group Evrotsement etc.
Tentative date of completion and delivery of the first experimental tank to the first buyer — 4th Quarter 2011