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RUSAL mull JV with China to build smelter in Siberia

MOSCOW, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Russia's aluminium giant RUSAL

said on Friday it mulls a tie-up with unnamed Chinese partners to build an aluminium smelter in Siberia.

The statement did not say when the smelter could be built.

The smelter's design capacity is estimated at 800,000 tonnes per year, RUSAL said.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)

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Keywords: RUSSIA RUSAL/CHINA