Jean-Sébastien Jacques

Rio Tinto and Tsinghua University Extend Sustainable Development Partnership

Rio Tinto and Tsinghua University Extend Sustainable Development Partnership

Anglo-Australian metal mining titan Rio Tinto Group announced on Friday an agreement with the People’s Republic of China’s Tsinghua University to extend the tenure of the partnership forming the Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Joint Research Centre for Resources, Energy and Sustainable Development. The Centre,...

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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 Sets Production Records for Bauxite, Alumina, and Aluminium in 2016

Anglo-Australian metals and mining titan Rio Tinto released results for 2016 yesterday. The firm touted the US$8.5 billion in cash generation and US$3.6 billion in shareholder returns it generated over the course of last year. Net cash generation was down ten percent year-on-year from US$9.383 billion, but underlying earnings were up, coming in at US$5.1 […]

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 […]