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Rio Tinto invests C$250 million to extend operations at Vaudreuil alumina refinery

Rio Tinto will invest C$250 million (US$199 million) to extend operations at the Vaudreuil alumina refinery, in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Québec, Canada.

The project includes the construction of a filtration plant and the optimization of the Jonquière complex bauxite residue site.

This investment will extend operations at the Vaudreuil refinery beyond 2022. The high quality, cost-competitive alumina from the Vaudreuil plant will continue to support our world class, low-carbon aluminium smelting operations in the region to deliver a range of products that meets our customers’ needs.

—Rio Tinto Aluminium chief executive Alf Barrios

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