CHICAGO Rio Tinto Fer et
Titane (RTFT) plans to spend Canadian $107 million ($108.28
million) on two environmental projects.
The Sorel-Tracy, Quebec-based
subsidiary of London-based Rio Tinto Plc said the projects are
aimed at reducing sulfur dioxide emissions and improving dust
One project, expected to cost
C$85 million ($86.02 million), will see a new emissions
treatment plant built at the companys metallurgical
complex in Sorel-Tracy, the company said. Construction is
expected to begin in 2013 and be completed by late 2014.
The second project will entail
installing a new dust collection system that will allow RTFT to
comply with more-stringent environmental regulations slated to
take effect in Quebec in 2013. RTFT expects to complete the
C$22-million ($22.26-million) project next summer.
Both investments are part of an
initiative announced in May 2011 to spend C$800 million over
five years to bolster RTFTs operations in Quebec, said
the company, which makes titanium dioxide feedstock as well as
iron, steel and metal powders.