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Rio Tinto restarts potline at New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter

December 10, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has joined Rio Tinto Aluminium chief operating officer Kellie Parker to officially re-open Potline 4 at New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS), which was shut down in 2012 due to historically low aluminium prices and higher energy cost.  NZAS, the country’s only aluminium smelter, is located on Tiwai

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Rio Tinto ships first cargo from world-class Amrun bauxite project

December 5, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has shipped its first cargo from the $2.6 billion Amrun project in Queensland, with a shipment of about 80,000 tonnes of bauxite departing the Western Cape York Peninsula on Monday. The shipment was loaded on to the RTM Weipa and is now on its

Rio Tinto to invest A$3.5 billion in Australian iron ore operation

November 30, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Board of Rio Tinto has approved a $3.5 billion investment to develop a new production hub for its world-class iron ore business in the Pilbara. The project will transform the company’s Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia into its most

Rio Tinto to sell its stake in Rössing

November 28, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its entire 68.62% stake in Rössing Uranium Limited to the China National Uranium Corporation Limited (CNUC) for up to $106.5 million. Rössing, which owns the world’s longest-running open pit uranium mine, produces and exports

Australia’s largest LNG processing facilities commence operation

November 20, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Japanese oil and gas exploration and production company INPEX has announced that its Ichthys LNG Project’s onshore processing facilities at Bladin Point in Darwin commenced operations on Friday. The commencement of Project operations was celebrated at

Fortescue to strengthen ties with China with eight new MoUs

November 12, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Fortescue Metals Group is signing eight Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with public and private steel mills from various provinces and municipalities across China on the sidelines of the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE). The two day event,

BHP secures two Canadian oil exploration licences

November 9, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP has announced that it has secured the rights to explore for world class conventional oil assets in the offshore Orphan Basin in Eastern Canada. BHP’s aggregate bid of $US$625 saw the company acquire a 100% participating interest in, and operatorship