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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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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 […]

Kiwi Aluminium Extruder McKechnie Completes NZ$18 Million Equipment Upgrade

New Zealand aluminium extrusion firm McKechnie Aluminium Solutions Limited announced last week the completion of a NZ$18 million investment in new machinery at its plant in Taranaki that it hopes will help it “leapfrog” into the future of aluminium manufacturing. The investment, which took the company three years to complete and several months to commission, […]

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 […]