Jean-Sébastien Jacques

Rio Tinto Weighing Sale of French Aluminium Smelter

Rio Tinto Weighing Sale of French Aluminium Smelter

The resurgence of aluminium’s prices has prompted Anglo-Australian metals behemoth Rio Tinto Group to consider the sale of its 20-thousand-metric-ton-per-annum smelter in Dunkerque, France. According to a story that ran in The Australian this morning, Jean-Sebastien Jacques has been considering the sale...

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Rio Tinto’s Improved Yarwun Refinery Sets Production Record

According to fourth-quarter numbers released by Rio Tinto on Monday, its refinery at Yarwun, Australia, set a production record last year. Rio Tinto’s final numbers for last year show the Yarwun refinery’s production at 2.104 million metric tons, which was an eleven-percent increase over 2015. When taken together with Rio’s other refinery at Gove, the […]

Rio Tinto Turns In Higher Production Numbers for Third Quarter

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto released third-quarter production results late last week. Though gains were not strong compared to the previous quarter, year-on-year and year-to-date showings fared better. In the just-ended quarter Rio turned out 12.4 million metric tons of bauxite, 1.98 million metric tons of alumina, and 924 thousand metric tons of aluminium. Bauxite […]

Rio Tinto Shopping its Aluminium Assets: Industry Sources

According to industry sources, Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto is seeking buyers for parts of its aluminium operations. An article published yesterday in The Australian Financial Review said that Rio Tinto is seeking buyers for its three Australian aluminium smelters – namely Tasmania’s Bell Bay, Queensland’s Boyne, and New South Wales’ Tomago, citing unnamed insiders […]

Rio Tinto’s First-Half Aluminium Production at Record Levels

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto reported financial results for the first half of 2016 yesterday. The firm credits strong performances in bauxite and aluminium as contributing to their strong performance in the half. “Rio Tinto has generated net cash from operating activities of $3.2 billion and reported underlying earnings of $1.6 billion, against a backdrop […]

Rio Tinto Reorganizes Business Structure and Executive Team

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto announced a shake-up to its executive team and organizational structure yesterday. “In the face of testing times for the industry, Rio Tinto is performing remarkably well. Our ambition is to deliver superior performance day-in and day-out so that we create value for our shareholders and communities now and over the […]