Alcan cutting production at Tiwai Point

Dec 15, 2010 | 11:12 AM |

Rio Tinto Alcan will slice output at its majority owned Tiwai Point aluminum smelter in southern New Zealand by 5 percent amid soaring energy prices in the region, the Montreal-based company said Wednesday.

The cut, part of the company's plan to reduce power consumption at the 350,000-tonne-per-year smelter, will result in an output reduction of about 1,500 tonnes a month, or 18,000 tonnes per year.....

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