Energy

Tiwai considers increasing production

Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Tiwai considers increasing production
Tiwai Point aluminium smelter could be soon firing its fourth potline up as aluminium prices soar and its power prices are low. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Rio Tinto has appointed Chris Blenkiron as chief executive of New Zealand Aluminium Smelter as it nears a decision on whether to increase current production as aluminium prices soar.Blenkiron is a New Zealander who is currently the president of NS BlueScope Indonesia and has previously held the role of general manager of market, sales and business development at New Zealand Steel.He will replace Stew Hamilton who left in July to take up a role at Mercury Energy.Blenkiron won’t start in the new job until early 2022.This will leave acting g...

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