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Rio Tinto To Close Dutch Anode Plant Aluchemie

Rio Tinto To Close Dutch Anode Plant Aluchemie

Anglo-Australian metals mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced last week its decision to cease operations at Aluchemie, its stand-alone anode production plant in the Netherlands. Rio Tinto said in a press release that the plant is a victim of a strategic review...


Safety And Efficiency Upgrades Underway At Rio Tinto’s Vaudreuil Alumina Refinery

Anglo-Australian metals miner Rio Tinto Group said last week that it is planning a US$51-million upgrade to its Vaudreuil alumina refinery’s safety and efficiency. Per the firm, a trio of new buildings are currently under construction that will serve alongside the existing buildings as an area where the plant is centrally controlled. About 400 of […]

Last-Minute Deal Averts Strike At Rio Tinto’s Straumsvík Aluminium Smelter

Labor narrowly averted a strike at Rio Tinto’s Straumsvík aluminium smelter last week after the five unions and the SA Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise hammered out an agreement in an all-night meeting. With a strike scheduled for 8 AM the next day, union representatives came to an agreement to postpone the work shutdown. The plant’s […]

Rio Tinto And Lafarge Canada Develop Cement Ingredient From Spent Potlining

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group, construction firm Lafarge Canada, and its subsidiary Geocycle Canada have created a marketable product using used potlining, preventing it from ending up in landfills. The new product, dubbed Alextra, is the product of a great deal of research into the problem of used potlining and is part of the […]

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 […]