New Zealand Aluminium Smelters

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

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...

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 […]

Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter is in line to possibly become the world’s first carbon-free aluminium smelter after a productive discussion between the heads of Rio Tinto Group and the New Zealand government last week. A Kiwi news source says Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the matter […]

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) […]