Canadian Mining Journal


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    INFRASTRUCTURE: Rio Tinto sells Kitimat wharf

    November 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto completed the lease and sale of a wharf and land in Kitimat to LNG Canada for a consideration of $576 million. LNG has also agreed to build a replacement wharf for Rio’s export shipments of

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto, First Nations launch tunnel boring machine

    October 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto Aluminium, the Cheslatta Carrier and the Haisla First Nations launched the tl’ughus tunnel boring machine, a key milestone toward completing the Kemano second tunnel project. The 1,300-tonne machine will bore a 7.6-km tunnel as part

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    DONATION: Rio Tinto pledges $120,000 to fight B.C. wildfires

    August 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KITIMAT, B.C. – Rio Tinto will donate $100,000 to Burns Lake and District Community Foundation, a non-profit group leading emergency relief effort in Burns Lake and Lakes District communities in northwest British Columbia. Rio Tinto has also contributed $20,000 to

  • ALUMINUM: Rio contemplates spenting $710M in Saguenay

    July 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Aluminium of Montreal and the Quebec government have renewed their partnership by updating certain parts of the agreement signed in 2006. The company  has also agreed to update its Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean investment program, potentially spending as much

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto, Alcan team up to create carbon-free smelting

    May 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Alcoa of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Rio Tinto Alcan of Montreal have created a joint venture, Elysis, to commercialize an aluminum smelting process that produces oxygen and eliminates all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Together they will undertake a $558-million,

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto first in world to get stewardship certification

    April 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Rio Tinto Aluminium is the first company in the world to be certified under the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI). This is the highest international standard for environmental, social and governance practices across the aluminum lifecycle – production, use

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    ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto invests $250M to extend life of Vaudreuil refinery

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto is pledging $250 million to extend operations of the Vaudreuil alumina refinery in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. The cash infusion will extend the life of the plant beyond 2022. The project includes building a filtration plant and

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    ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto wins Can-Am award for Kitimat smelter

    November 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto has won the Canadian-American Business Council’s Corporate Leadership Award for the $6-billion modernization of its BC Works smelter at Kitimat. The smelter produces some of the world’s lowest carbon aluminum. The Corporate Leadership Award is

  • TRADE: Canada-Europe agreement: Canada at the centre of a trade space with a billion consumers

    October 31, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL: The Aluminium Association of Canada welcomes the signing of the Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA). “Canada will become the centerpiece of a 1 billion consumers market: from NAFTA in America to CETA in Europe,” states Jean Simard, President and CEO. Thriving

  • ALUMINUM: NRC promotes more use of aluminum

    June 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    A newly formed alliance called ALTec Industrial Research R&D Group is consolidating research efforts in the Canadian aluminium sector to develop innovative aluminium products for ground transportation vehicles. As a cost-effective and sustainable material, aluminum is increasingly being used to