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Meridian Continues To Seek Long-Term Electrical Contract With Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter Despite New Regulation

Meridian Continues To Seek Long-Term Electrical Contract With Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter Despite New Regulation

New Zealand’s aluminium smelter and the region’s main power provider continue to speak in favor of striking a new deal that would keep the smelter going beyond its planned shut-down in two years despite a new administrative rule change that would allow...

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Rio Tinto To Begin Removal Of Spent Pot Lining At Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter’s majority stakeholder Rio Tinto Group says it will soon begin removing the hazardous spent pot lining from the site as part of its initiative to clean the site that has been used for aluminium production for half a century. The smelter has recently come under pressure to remove the hazardous substance […]

High Aluminium Prices Could Keep Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter Afloat Beyond 2024

New Zealand officials feel confident that the aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point will continue operating if primary aluminium prices continue to remain strong, but warn that keeping New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) open will come at the cost of increased greenhouse gas emissions. According to documents put forth by the Treasury department, the recent bump […]

NZAS Turned Down NZ$35 Million In Clean-Up Assistance From National Government

The Tiwai aluminium smelter in New Zealand recently affirmed its commitment to clean up hazardous waste at the plant, but documents brought to light this week reveal that the New Zealand Aluminium Smelter turned down an offer of several million dollars from the national government to aid in that process. NZAS’s statement declared that the […]

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 […]