LONDON — United Company RusAl is in talks with the Italian government to restart the EurAllumina refinery in Sardinia.
RusAl is "exploring various opportunities" to resume operations, the company said by e-mail Thursday. "No exact date for the plant restart can be provided at this particular stage."
It halted output at the plant, with a capacity of 1.1 million tons of alumina a year, in 2009. RusAl said Sept. 2 that it would raise production at Ireland's Aughinish refinery to 2 million tons a year from 2012.