New Zealand Aluminium Smelters

Rio Tinto Sees Third-Party Bauxite Shipments Rise 13 Percent In Q2

Rio Tinto Sees Third-Party Bauxite Shipments Rise 13 Percent In Q2

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group released production and financial results for the second quarter yesterday. Though bauxite ore and alumina production rose in the quarter, production cuts stunted the firm’s aluminium production in that period. In the previous quarter Rio Tinto...

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NZAS Reopens Upgraded Potline 4 At Tiwai Point Smelter

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was on hand at Tiwai Point last week to reopen Potline 4 after a US$4.1-million upgrade to the facility. New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) officially reopened the line on Thursday, adding another 31 thousand metric tons per annum to the plant’s nameplate capacity. The line, which was shuttered six […]

New Zealand Petitions Trump for Exemption from Aluminium Tariffs

New Zealand’s government has added its name to the list of countries seeking an exemption from the coming 10-percent aluminium tariffs to be imposed upon imports into the United States later this month. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told domestic media in a press conference earlier this week that her country has a “strong case” to […]

Rio Tinto Pondering Placement of Pacific Aluminium on Australia’s Stock Exchange

Rumors have surfaced in Australian media outlets that Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto Group is weighing listing Pacific Aluminium on the country’s securities exchange in the near future. According to a column published in The Australian Financial Review earlier today, Rio Tinto is exploring a full or partial listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) […]

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter Profitable in 2016 Despite Rising Power Costs

Despite rising costs and their impact upon the firm’s bottom line, New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Limited (NZAS) still turned a profit in 2016. However, the firm warns that, should relief for its rising power costs not be forthcoming, the financial numbers in coming years may be printed with red ink. NZAS released results for the […]