my understanding was that rusal and orbite were discussing finding a third partner for the jv and that the partner was said to be chinese. I heard this long before shandong was announced with rusal....it seems china's smelters are outdated and inefficient, same as some of rusals in siberia...china needs alumina, rusal wants to use some chinese money to build new smelters in siberia... and both benefit with orbite technology... its a win win win all around. I fully expect the deal to include shandong as the 3rd partner.