Thursday, November 26, 2015

Rio Tinto offers a glimpse inside the newly modernized Kitimat aluminum operations

It's one of the largest of industrial operations in the Northwest and with the modernization project for the Kitimat operations for Rio Tinto now complete, the company is offering us all a tour, and we don't even have to leave the comfort of our homes, classrooms, or offices.

To celebrate the new smelter operations, Rio Tinto has released an eleven minute industrial video which not only traces a bit of the history of Kitimat and Alcan,  but shifts to the modern era with a look at the many dams and water generation requirements for the smelter operations examined.

The final portion of the video presentation takes us into the new era for Rio Tinto, explaining the nature of the modernization and then offering up a glimpse at the process of creating aluminum and getting the product to world markets.

All you want to know about the process of making aluminum and more can be reviewed below, making for a fairly fascinating look at one of the key elements of the Northwest economy.

You can find more items on Rio Tinto's impact on the Northwest from our archive page.

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