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Firms that Give Back – Profiles in CSR in the Aluminium Industry

Firms that Give Back – Profiles in CSR in the Aluminium Industry

These pages have featured stories about the business aspect of the global aluminium trade for quite some time now. While the dollars and cents of the trade are of obvious importance, the corporate social responsibility conducted by the firms we report on,...

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Rio Tinto’s Improved Yarwun Refinery Sets Production Record

According to fourth-quarter numbers released by Rio Tinto on Monday, its refinery at Yarwun, Australia, set a production record last year. Rio Tinto’s final numbers for last year show the Yarwun refinery’s production at 2.104 million metric tons, which was an eleven-percent increase over 2015. When taken together with Rio’s other refinery at Gove, the […]

Sources: Japan’s Q1 Aluminium Premiums Set at US$95 Per Ton

According to sources privy to quarterly pricing talks, premiums for aluminium imported into Japan during the first quarter this year are set at US$95 per ton. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, indicated that the rise in spot premiums due to production problems at Alcoa’s smelter in Portland, Australia, prompted the […]

Rio Tinto Awards US$120 MM in Contracts for New Facilities at Amrun

Rio Tinto is preparing to step up production at its gargantuan bauxite project in Queensland, Australia. The Australian construction firm Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd announced on Monday that it had been awarded two significant contracts at Amrun for projects involving a new processing facility at the site. Civmec’s press release indicated that it […]

Rio Tinto Sells Lochaber Plant to SIMEC Group for US$410 MM

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto announced yesterday that it had come to an agreement for the sale of its Lochaber plant to SIMEC Group and Liberty House for US$410 million. According to press releases issued by the companies involved, SIMEC’s sister company Liberty House will be the operator of the smelter. The sale includes hydroelectric […]

Meridian Head Expresses Hope for NZAS Smelter’s Future

Meridian Energy Limited Chief Executive Officer Mark Binns says he expects the embattled New Zealand Aluminium Smelter’s Tiwali Point plant will continue running. His hopeful musings come as Sumitomo Chemical Company and Rio Tinto mull the plant’s future. “There will always be uncertainty, which is why we would prefer the smelter to stay — but […]