Rio Tinto’s Kitimat aluminium smelter starts production

Rio Tinto’s Kitimat smelter in Canada has begun production and is preparing first shipment following modernisation of the facility, with capacity expected to ramp up to 420,000 tonnes annually.

“The modernisation of the aluminium smelter will increase production capacity by 48% and result in Kitimat becoming one of the lowest cost smelters in the world,” Rio Tinto said on Wednesday July 8.

“The modernisation of...

Published

Deepali Sharma

July 08, 2015

04:50 GMT

Singapore