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.
Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals has secured a contract to supply around 400,000 bone dry metric tonnes of bauxite from its Huntly mine in Western Australia.
Development of Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project in North Queensland continues to gather pace following the award of $160 million of contracts to construction company Civmec.
The University of Queensland has worked with Rio Tinto to create a new way to process bauxite ores.
Rio Tinto has seen production increases across the board, seeing a leap in all segments bar coking coal.
Rio Tinto is reportedly cutting more than 40 workers from its Weipa bauxite operations in Queensland. The 41 workers are from a range of different positions, including management, professional, operational, and support roles. The majority of the cuts – 22 – are support roles in operations and maintenance, according to the Cairns Post. Rio stated … Continue reading Rio Tinto cuts staff at Weipa
Alcoa has celebrated a new historic milestone, with the workforce having achieved 1 billion tonnes of bauxite mined over their 53 years in Western Australia.
Rio Tinto have boasted a $45 million reduction in sustaining capital expenditure for their Aluminium product group, as well $300 million worth of cash cost improvements to the end of 2015.
A new bauxite project has been given the go-ahead in Northern Queensland, which will provide ongoing employment for 1100 people.
The Bauxite Hills project in Queensland has been valued at $235 million by Metro Mining after feasibility results predicted a healthy production over the next 25 years with modest costs and a tight payback period
A partnership between Western Cape College and Rio Tinto Weipa has been named the winner for Excellence in Industry Partnerships at the Queensland Government Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools, held in Brisbane on Friday
First Solar, Rio Tinto, and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have announced Australia’s first commercial diesel displacement solar plant has successfully commenced operation at Rio Tinto’s Weipa bauxite mine.
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.
The crew of a ship chartered by Rio Tinto has come to the attention of the ITF with reports of underpayment and poor conditions while operating in Australian waters.
Rio Tinto is re-examining its aluminium divestment strategy, as the market starts to gather strength.
Work has started on a new bauxite mine in Tasmania that is expected to create 180 jobs.
Traditional owners of a bauxite lode at Aurukun are moving ahead with plans to block Glencore from developing the project after submitting an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the federal tribunal.
Tasmania will see the development of its first bauxite mine in over 30 years after approving Australian Bauxite Limited’s Bald Hill project in the state’s north.
Traditional owners of a bauxite lode at Aurukun have moved to block Glencore from developing the deposit in favour of a rival bidder.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will today visit a proposed training centre in north-east Arnhem Land as part of his tour of Indigenous communities in the Top End.