Amrun Project

Rio Tinto Collaboration With Apple On Carbon-Free Aluminium Production To Move Forward

Rio Tinto Collaboration With Apple On Carbon-Free Aluminium Production To Move Forward

In an effort at transitioning its aluminium business to capitalize on the coming low-carbon economy, Rio Tinto Group said last Friday that it is negotiating with Apple on a project to commercialize a process for smelting aluminium that emits only oxygen as...

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Rio Tinto Sets Bauxite Production Record in Q2

Anglo-Australian metals miner Rio Tinto Group released production totals for the second quarter of 2017 yesterday. Among the firm’s highlights in the quarter was a record bauxite ore production of 12.9 million metric tons. The firm record output was a 7 percent increase year-on-year, and a 14 percent increase quarter-on-quarter. Total production for the first […]

Rio Tinto Awards Over $900 MM in Amrun Contracts to Queensland Firms

Mining titan Rio Tinto Group’s emphasis on regional economic development will be worth at least $900 million to the Queensland economy, as over two-thirds of the $1.38 billion in contracts for the development of the Amrun bauxite project have been awarded to local suppliers. Over five hundred Queensland businesses have been engaged in either directly […]

Rio Tinto Awards US$45 MM Contract for Dam at Amrun Bauxite Project to Fulton Hogan

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto announced the award of a US$45 million to the New Zealand civil construction firm Fulton Hogan. The contract, which is for the construction of a dam at the Amrun bauxite project in Cape York, Queensland, was announced last Wednesday. The project will have Fulton Hogan’s Queensland division constructing a 10.9-gigaliter […]

Rio Tinto Begins Work on New Bauxite Mine on Cape York

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto began work on a new bauxite mine in Cape York by awarding a US$53-million contract to Queensland civil engineering firm QBrit. The new mine, dubbed the Amrun Project, is a US$2 billion operation that is expected to harvest 22.8 million metric tons per annum at the outset, with an option […]