Rio Tinto

China’s Increased Use of Aluminium Beverage Cans to Fuel Demand Growth: Rio Tinto’s Barrios

China’s Increased Use of Aluminium Beverage Cans to Fuel Demand Growth: Rio Tinto’s Barrios

The second-biggest metals miner on Earth expects demand for aluminium to continue its upward arc, and much of the fuel propelling it will come in the form of aluminium beverage cans produced in the Middle Kingdom. CEO of Rio Tinto Group’s aluminium...

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Expanded Aluminium Capacity Under Consideration by Sohar Aluminium

The CEO of Oman’s Sohar Aluminium told domestic media late last week that his company plans to increase its smelting capacity and its downstream capabilities over the next several years. Said Mohammed Al Masoudi said that Sohar is aligning its priorities with Tanfeedh, the Omani government’s plan for economic diversification, which recommends a multi-million-dollar plan […]

Norsk Hydro Alerts Bauxite Customers of Supply Problems from Brazilian Mine

Norsk Hydro ASA yesterday issued a notice of force majeure to buyers of its bauxite, as a lack of water in the area has prevented Brazilian miner Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN) from delivering sufficient levels of ore to cover its contractual obligations. The firm advised bauxite customers that a drought in the region has […]

Aluminium’s Big 4: strategies and outlook for 2017

The four biggest aluminium companies in the world (excluding China), namely Alcoa, Norsk Hydro, UC Rusal and Rio Tinto, had a good start to 2017. Thanks to higher aluminium and alumina prices, all four registered significantly higher net profits in Q1 2017 compared to the previous quarter. But that doesn’t mean that all aluminium producers […]

Rio Tinto Awards Over $900 MM in Amrun Contracts to Queensland Firms

Mining titan Rio Tinto Group’s emphasis on regional economic development will be worth at least $900 million to the Queensland economy, as over two-thirds of the $1.38 billion in contracts for the development of the Amrun bauxite project have been awarded to local suppliers. Over five hundred Queensland businesses have been engaged in either directly […]