Oyu Tolgoi halts shipments over COVID-19

Oyu Tolgoi halts shipments over COVID-19

Miner had to declare force majeure on concentrate contracts

Rio Tinto's solar plans gather steam

Rio Tinto's solar plans gather steam

Miner plans to use high-temperature solar technology developed by US renewables startup Heliogen.

Power / Remote power

25 MARCH 2021
Can Juukan learnings provide a Resolution resolution?

Can Juukan learnings provide a Resolution resolution?

Rio Tinto Australia has set up an Australian steering committee.

Development

23 MARCH 2021
Rio Tinto shortens Pilbara supply route

Rio Tinto shortens Pilbara supply route

Shipping service will be cheaper, cleaner and faster for its needs, miner says

Transport

19 FEBRUARY 2021
Rio Tinto agrees power deal for Iceland smelter

Rio Tinto agrees power deal for Iceland smelter

Contract still specifies the sale of 390 MegaWatts or 3.416 GWh per year and expires in 2036

Plant

16 FEBRUARY 2021
Rio Tinto launches sustainable aluminium label

Rio Tinto launches sustainable aluminium label

Companies that use this aluminium can use labels to highlight their carbon-free commitment.

Supply chain management

05 FEBRUARY 2021
Rio Tinto signs Palantir for data platform deal

Rio Tinto signs Palantir for data platform deal

Deal builds on a number of successful data integration projects explored in 2020.

Operational Excellence

28 JANUARY 2021
Rio Tinto enters Canadian scandium market

Rio Tinto enters Canadian scandium market

Plant at Sorel-Tracy metallurgical complex expected to start producing in Q2 2021.

Investment

15 JANUARY 2021
Rio Tinto NZ smelter keeps lights on until end-2024

Rio Tinto NZ smelter keeps lights on until end-2024

Rio Tinto in 2020 flagged planned closure due to high transmission costs.

Power / Remote power

14 JANUARY 2021
Australia's Ranger ceases uranium production

Australia's Ranger ceases uranium production

Ranger produced 132,000 tonnes of uranium oxide over its lifetime.

Making mining automation pay off

Making mining automation pay off

State-of-the-art communications and Cloud tech seen as the backbone of the Connected Mine.

Innovation

06 JANUARY 2021
Rio Tinto, Nippon Steel, China Baowu tackling carbon

Rio Tinto, Nippon Steel, China Baowu tackling carbon

Companies working together to create low-carbon emission steel value chain.

Sustainability

16 DECEMBER 2020