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Canada Aluminium Exports To United States Down By 30 Percent: AAC

Canada Aluminium Exports To United States Down By 30 Percent: AAC

Data released last week by the Aluminium Association of Canada showed a substantial drop in the sale of standard commodity ingot (P1020) aluminium from smelters in Canada to buyers in the United States from last month’s numbers. Per the association, exports to...


Rio Tinto Announces C$250 MM Investment in Vaudreuil Alumina Refinery

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced yesterday its decision to infuse C$250 million (US$199 million) into operations at Québec’s Vaudreuil alumina refinery. Per the firm’s press release, the investment will safeguard not only the plant’s ongoing production, it will also secure the future of those engaged to keep the plant running, which totals approximately […]

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) […]

Sohar Aluminium Returns to Full Production After Unexpected August Shutdown

Oman’s Sohar Aluminium announced yesterday that it has returned to full production following a power disruption that led to a total shutdown and damage to its potline last summer. Crediting the plant’s “all-inclusive teamwork,” Sohar said the entirety of the plant’s workforce collaborated to bring the potline back online quickly and safely. The quick turnaround […]

The Dunkerque Smelter: Is Rio Tinto Wrong Again?

Reports that Rio Tinto agreed to sell the Dunkerque plant, the largest aluminium smelter in Europe, located in northern France, confirms the London-based company’s willingness to offload parts of its aluminium business. The deal was agreed with Liberty House, an industrial arm of British billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta. Rio Tinto said in a statement that […]

Breakdown in Labor Negotiations Leads to Lockout at Québec Aluminium Smelter ABI

Two potlines at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) in Québec now stand idle after an impasse in labor negotiations motivated the plant’s management to lock out its union workforce. According to a union source quoted by Platts, “there is electricity in the plant but no production” at the 450-thousand-metric-ton-per-annum smelter. The plant’s co-owner Alcoa Corporation […]