SMM12, May 5 (Xinhua) on Monday, Rio Tinto (Rio Tinto), a mining company, announced that it had shipped bauxite for the first time from the Amrun mine in Australia six weeks ahead of schedule. According to the company's announcement, the $1.9 billion investment from the Amrun mine was used to replace the production of the exhausted East Weipa mine. The Amrun mine is expected to reach full production of 22.8 million tons next year. "Amrun online has further consolidated our position as a leading supplier in the shipping market. We have the largest bauxite resources in the industry and are geographically located to meet China's important import needs in the future and support our smelting operations in Australia and New Zealand. "the Amrun mine will ensure the intergenerational work of the Queensland people and play an important role in our 55-year history of the Western Cape." Rio (Rio Tinto), the world's largest bauxite producer, produced 50.8 million tons of bauxite last year. Bauxite is the main source of aluminum in the world. Bauxite is refined into alumina and then refined into pure aluminum.
Construction of the mine will begin next year and production is expected to begin by the end of 2021, according to Rio Tinto. The mine is expected to have an annual capacity of 43 million tons.
JS Jacques, chief executive of Rio Tinto, said, "Koodaideri is an important step forward in Rio's business. It will be the most technologically advanced mine we have built and will set a new benchmark for the industry in terms of automation and data use to improve security and productivity.
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