Rio Tinto Alcan to study greenfield smelter in Cameroon

Nov 30, 2007 | 01:20 PM | Matthew Lerner

Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, is considering building a greenfield smelter in the Republic of Cameroon and has signed an amendment to a 2005 deal providing additional access to water resources for the construction and operation of a 1,000-megawatt hydroelectric generating station at Songbengue to power the project.

Once the new energy capacity is assured, the company plans to launch technical and pre-feasibility studies for a new greenfield smelter with a potential production capacity of 400,000 tonnes per year.....

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