Australia

Tiwai Point Sees Bottom Line Drop Due To Rising Costs, Falling Prices

Tiwai Point Sees Bottom Line Drop Due To Rising Costs, Falling Prices

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter witnessed a sharp drop-off in profits last year, and the site’s management says a shifting global aluminium market may continue to make life difficult for the smelter over the current fiscal year. Pacific Aluminium (New Zealand)...

Events

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 […]