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Fearing Trump Administration Tariffs, Australia PM Morrison Defends Aluminium Exports To United States

Fearing Trump Administration Tariffs, Australia PM Morrison Defends Aluminium Exports To United States

Responding to reports that the Trump Administration is weighing tariffs on aluminium imports from Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday that his country’s aluminium producers have complied fully with the current deal in place between the two governments. In comments to...

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Altech Raises First Steel On High-Purity Alumina Plant Site

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. reached another milestone in the construction of its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Johor with the raising of the first construction steel at the site. Following a South African custom known as Opstaan Yster, or “stand-up of iron,” Altech marked the occasion on Friday with a ceremony and celebration. In […]

BRP Acquires Majority Stake In Australian Aluminium Boatmaker Telwater

Canadian powersports vehicle and propulsion manufacturer Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) announced last week the acquisition of 80 percent of the outstanding stock in Australian aluminium boat and trailer manufacturer Telwater Pty, Ltd. Though no financial details were provided, BRP said that Telwater’s current owner and managing director Paul Phelan will continue as a part […]

Metro Mining To Restart Operations At Bauxite Hills Within Weeks

With the area’s rainy season behind it, Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd. said yesterday that it will soon restart bauxite mining operations at Bauxite Hills later this month. The firm said it is soon to return to production after a planned shut-down in December that coincided with the beginning of the region’s rainy season. Though mining […]

Altech Conducts First-Ever Site Visit At HPA Site For Current And Potential Stakeholders

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. hosted a site visit from several of its investors over the weekend to its under-construction high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Johor, Malaysia. Altech managing director Iggy Tan led investors and other stakeholders in the plant’s first-ever tour, detailing the progress the firm has made since beginning Stage 1 construction toward […]

ABx Mines 31,600 Metric Tons Of Bauxite Three Weeks Ahead Of Scheduled Shipment

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced yesterday the production of 31,600 metric tons of cement-grade bauxite ore since its previous shipment, achieving the contract tonnage necessary for the next shipment with three weeks to spare. ABx says it will continue production at the Bald Hill Bauxite Project through the end of the week, estimating that production […]