Canadian Mining Journal


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

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

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