Australia

Rio Tinto Confirms Restart At Weipa After Passage Of Tropical Cyclone Trevor

Rio Tinto Confirms Restart At Weipa After Passage Of Tropical Cyclone Trevor

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group said yesterday that operations at Weipa are back to normal after a brief closure as Tropical Cyclone Trevor whipped through the Queensland area over the weekend. Operations at the bauxite mine were closed last Wednesday in...

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Altech Seals Deal With Macquarie Bank For Mezzanine Finance Arrangement

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced on Friday that it has chosen Macquarie Bank to be the preferred lender for its planned high-purity alumina plant under construction in Malaysia. Per the firm, the two companies have reached an agreement regarding the terms of the mezzanine debt arrangement and have executed a mandate letter appointing Macquarie […]

Despite Rains, Metro Mining Carries Out Improvements At Bauxite Hills Mine

Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd. updated investors regarding operations at Bauxite Hills Mine yesterday, detailing the events that have taken place over the wet season and since the firm’s announced transition to the site’s owner-operator. Per the press release, Metro ended mining operations in December, shifting the focus at the site to maintenance and infrastructure improvements. […]

South32’s Profit Rises By 35 Percent In FY 19-20’s Front Half

Australian metals miner South32 Limited released results for the first half of FY 2018-19 on Thursday, turning in production numbers essentially level with previous periods but respectable growth in financial returns. In the fiscal year’s first half the firm reported revenue of US$3,811 million, up by 9 percent on the year from last year’s total […]

ABx Prepares Next Custom Bauxite Ore Shipment At Bald Hill

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) reported to investors yesterday that operations at the Bald Hill Bauxite Project have ramped up in order to produce the bauxite ore necessary to fill the next contracted sale. Though not identified by the firm, ABx says it has been coordinating with the buyer for four months to obtain the desired […]

Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter is in line to possibly become the world’s first carbon-free aluminium smelter after a productive discussion between the heads of Rio Tinto Group and the New Zealand government last week. A Kiwi news source says Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the matter […]