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New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Boss Says Work Continues On Plans To Operate Beyond 2024 Closure Date

New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Boss Says Work Continues On Plans To Operate Beyond 2024 Closure Date

Leadership at New Zealand Aluminium Smelter said this week that they were optimistic that the Tiwai plant will stay open past the planned closing date in 2024. Commenting at a local open forum, NZAS CEO Chris Blenkiron told attendees that he has...

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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 […]

Tiwai Point Sees Bottom Line Drop Due To Rising Costs, Falling Prices

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter witnessed a sharp drop-off in profits last year, and the site’s management says a shifting global aluminium market may continue to make life difficult for the smelter over the current fiscal year. Pacific Aluminium (New Zealand) Limited released results for the previous year yesterday that reflected a year-on-year drop […]

Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter is in line to possibly become the world’s first carbon-free aluminium smelter after a productive discussion between the heads of Rio Tinto Group and the New Zealand government last week. A Kiwi news source says Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the matter […]