South32 is reviewing the continuity of the Australian manganese alloy smelters, which could see their divestment, closure or suspension.
South32 has recorded an uplift in production across its Australian operations – Cannington, Worsley Alumina and Illawarra.
Metro Mining has updated its reserve at the Bauxite Hills mine, resulting in a significant upgrade to the company’s alumina and silica output.
Seaborne iron ore is expected to fall into a larger deficit this year as a result of disruptions at Vale SA’s operations, according to S&P Global.
South32 has awarded a long-term engineering services contract at the Worsley Alumina bauxite operations in Western Australia to SRG Global.
Victoria-based Pure Alumina plans to purchase Canadian company Polar Sapphire for $C25.7 million ($27.1 million) to consolidate its position as a high-purity alumina (HPA) producer.
The major miner has completed commissioning of the Amrun mine in Far North Queensland ahead of schedule and as global supply of the higher-grade bauxite produced at the site becomes scarcer.
South32 has introduced a robot, known as the Bike platform, at its Worsley Alumina operation in Western Australia.
Following recent sanctions by the US on certain Russian oligarchs and companies, Rio Tinto is set to invoke a clause to potentially pull out of a contract as a bauxite supplier for aluminium major RUSAL’s Aughinish refinery in Limerick, Ireland.
Despite performance challenges South32 believes it remains on track to achieve the 2017 financial year production guidance set at most of its operations.
In the first week of January 2017, Alumina, one of Australia’s major mining companies, announced it is to permanently shut down the Suralco mine and refinery in Suriname.
A number of works have been cut at Rio Tinto’s Yarwun facility as the low alumina price continues to bite.
South32 has released its Quarterly Report for September, showing a significant reduction in financial leases as the Australian dollar has depreciated against the US dollar.
A Gladstone aluminium worker who ended up with burned skin from a caustic soda spill is suing his employer for negligence.
New figures from the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum have highlighted the value of the state’s resources industry.
Rio Tinto on track to deliver 360 Mt/a of iron ore, with key elements of the infrastructure that will support the expansion now complete.
Rio Tinto is re-examining its aluminium divestment strategy, as the market starts to gather strength.
A former Gove alumina refinery worker has successfully claimed $425,000 in compensation for malignant mesothelioma, despite statutory limitations.
Alcoa has pleaded guilty to breaching safety laws related to the death of a contractor in 2009 and could be fined up to $200,000 later this week.
Rio Tinto bauxite and alumina president Phillip Strachan has been appointed as the new head of the Australian Aluminium Council.