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Bigger is better, says Rio's Albanese Audio Available Restricted

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Consolidation and operating on a larger scale were important considerations for mining companies to continue to meet the challenges of growing demand for their products, high input costs and competition for exploration ground, Rio Tinto CEO Tom...
6th March 2008
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Vale Q4 profit rises to $2,57bn Restricted

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Brazilian resources giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) increased fourth quarter net earnings to $2,57-billion, the group reported on Thursday. “Vale completed in 2007 the fifth consecutive year of extraordinary growth in its...
29th February 2008
 
 
CAPITAL PROJECTS

Exxaro has 17 coal, mineral sands, base-metal projects on way Restricted

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Although diversified South African mining group Exxaro regards itself as currently being in a consolidation phase – the company was only created in 2006 – it is not ruling out future expansion projects, and has inherited a significant...
29th February 2008
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Quebec potlining treatment plant offers 'new industry standard' - Rio Tinto Restricted

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Aluminium producer Rio Tinto Alcan has completed the construction of a $225-million spent potlining treatment plant, in Quebec, Canada, the company said on Friday. The plant will treat spent potlining, which is removed from the electrolytic cells...
22nd February 2008
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Vale iron-ore output rises to record Restricted

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Brazil-based Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) lifted its iron-ore production to a record 296-million tons in 2007, an increase of 12% on the previous year's performance, the company reported on Friday. However, iron-ore output fell short of...
15th February 2008
 
 
Aluminium

Significant contracts set to continue in 2008 Restricted

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Switchgear systems company RBF Technology executed some significant contracts during 2007, a trend that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. The company already has an installed base of some 26 000 sections, locally and...
15th February 2008
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Rio Tinto, partners plan $617m upgrade for Oz aluminium smelter Restricted

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Diversified miner Rio Tinto and its joint-venture partners will spend some $617-million to modernise and extend the life of the Boyne Island aluminium smelters, in Australia, the group said on Friday.
8th February 2008
 
 
ALUMINIUM

BHP Billiton reduces 10% power at its ALUMINIUM smelters Restricted

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The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, says that the recent power outages in South Africa have affected its operations.
8th February 2008
 
 
 
 
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