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Rio Tinto Alcan Extends Construction Period for $3.3 Billion Kitimat Smelter Modernization, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Rio Tinto Alcan, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) (London, England), is conducting the structural erection of buildings that are part of an aluminum smelter modernization and expansion project at the company's Kitimat Aluminum Smelter in British Columbia. The project involves upgrading the smelter's process technology to Pechiney AP-40 Reduction Cell Technology, as well as expanding capacity from 282,000 tons per year up to 420,000 tons per year.

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