New Zealand Aluminium Smelters

New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Boss Says Work Continues On Plans To Operate Beyond 2024 Closure Date

New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Boss Says Work Continues On Plans To Operate Beyond 2024 Closure Date

Leadership at New Zealand Aluminium Smelter said this week that they were optimistic that the Tiwai plant will stay open past the planned closing date in 2024. Commenting at a local open forum, NZAS CEO Chris Blenkiron told attendees that he has...

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New Zealand Political Leaders Commit To Extending Talks With Rio Tinto To Keep Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter Running

Anglo-Australian metals mining giant Rio Tinto Group and the government of New Zealand both committed yesterday to continue talks aimed at continuing operations at the troubled aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point. In a statement emailed to Reuters, Rio Tinto’s Managing Director of Pacific Operations Kellie Parker said that the fact that the political will to […]

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 mined 14,560 thousand metric tons of bauxite ore, up by 9 percent on […]

Rio Tinto Begins Shutdown Of New Zealand Aluminium Smelters

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group said yesterday it will be winding down production operations at New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) due to the firm’s dim predictions of its continuing viability. According to the firm, a recent review found the operation of the plant wouldn’t likely make a profit in the near future due to […]

Tiwai Point Sees Bottom Line Drop Due To Rising Costs, Falling Prices

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter witnessed a sharp drop-off in profits last year, and the site’s management says a shifting global aluminium market may continue to make life difficult for the smelter over the current fiscal year. Pacific Aluminium (New Zealand) Limited released results for the previous year yesterday that reflected a year-on-year drop […]