|“||The Refinery smelts ore into its component elements. Building the Refinery immediately deploys an Ore Truck. The Refinery can store up to 2,000 credits of smelted ore.
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert manual
This large, industrial building contains within itself all the necessary facilities for turning harvested ore into usable materials for construction.
With the arrival of Tiberium, Ore refinery was replaced by Tiberium refinery during First Tiberium War. In Red Alert Universe, both Allied and Soviet use a new design during Third World War, which no longer has to divert its mineral excess to a mineral silo if the storage capacity reaches its maximum limit.