1/6/2018 — Other Minerals and Metals
Compared to recent years the Tiwai Point smelter had a healthy fiscal year but sees challenges ahead with what it considers to be high power costs.
23/5/2018 — Other Minerals and Metals
The departing New Zealand Associated Smelters chief, who is moving to the North Island to run NZ Steel, has had some sound comments about the country’s need to provide sustainable power for heavy industry.
23/4/2018 — Other Minerals and Metals
In recent years there have been doubts cast over the future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and what impact there could be if this dominant energy consumer was to cease. An Australian broker believes there are no immediate issues today.
13/4/2018 — Other Minerals and Metals
A former executive of New Zealand Associated Smelters has returned to take over the operation, following the recent resignation of Gretta Stephens.
11/4/2018 — Other Minerals and Metals
The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, which is a key breadwinner for Southland, is reportedly in good shape and should not be impacted by the new US tariff on aluminium.
14/2/2018 — Other Minerals and Metals
Contact Energy was now providing a large slice of the power requirement for the energy-hungry Tiwai Point smelter, apparently at a good industrial power rate.
7/2/2018 — Other Minerals and Metals
Output by major exporter, the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter at Bluff, was constant for most of 2017.
12/1/2018 — Other Minerals and Metals
One of the network of aluminium smelters owned by Rio Tinto is now reportedly set to be sold.
15/12/2017 — General
There were some hot November nights in New Zealand and Meridian in early December utilised its swaption deal on the Huntly power station back-up system.
3/11/2017 — Other Minerals and Metals
The Electricity Authority believes that the power-cost sensitive Tiwai Point smelter will be a survivor but one of the current questions are what could the new government do to industrial power costs.