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



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 optimizing the Jonquiere complex bauxite residue site.

Information about Rio Tinto’s aluminum business is available at www.RioTinto.com/aluminium-83.aspx.

Rio Tinto is expanding the life of its Vaudreuil refinery beyond 2022. (Image: Rio Tinto)