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Alro: We don’t see much future for the aluminium industry in Romania


 The costs with energy of Alro Slatina were 66 million dollars last year, and the company cannot afford to have such expenditure for another year, stated,recently Gheorghe Dobra, CEO of Alro Slatina in a conference on energy issues.According to him, the expenditure with the energy, including ecotaxes surpassed 1,000 dollars per ton. The quotations of the aluminium were on Thursday of 1,886 dollars per ton.

‘The costs for energy got to over 1,000 dollars per ton of aluminium. Under these conditions. we don’t see much future for the aluminium industry in Romania’ Dobra said. According to him, Alro paid last year 66 million dollars with energy, including ecotaxes.

The official of the company said that the deadline for the big consumers of energy can present the documents for exception from part of the green certificates was delayed until 1 December.

‘We are worried this thing will be delayed to the next year, as we don’t afford another year with such costs’ Dobra said.He said that Alro invested 500 million dollars in the last 10 years, out of which 100 million dollars for the reduction of energy consumption and environmental projects.