January 2006

Alcan invests in aluminum mill

Ravenswood, WV— Alcan Rolled Products - Ravenswood, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcan Inc. has completed an US$840,000 investment in a new chlorine storage and distribution facility.

The new facility, which is housed in two separate buildings, provides significant operational, safety and environmental benefits and reduces the amount of chlorine on site by 90 percent.

“This investment is a clear demonstration of Alcan’s commitment to the environment and employee health and safety,” said Steve Abelman, president and chief executive officer, Alcan Rolled Products - Ravenswood.

With the assistance of the West Virginian Environmental Department office, Ravenswood developed a new chlorine system, to replace the previous storage system. Engineers, craftsmen, and security personnel are currently being trained on system operation and emergency procedures.

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