Rio Tinto has had a major presence in British Columbia for 60 years. Located on the northwest coast of British Columbia, Rio Tinto’s aluminum smelter in Kitimat is one of the largest manufacturing complexes in the province and is a significant contributor to economic and community sustainability in northern BC.
Kitimat is powered by the Kemano Powerhouse, which to this day, remains the largest high pressure hydro generation facility in North America, an efficient means of generating power using the smallest amount of water.
With the recent completion of a multi-billion dollar modernization program, the Kitimat smelter is now one of the most efficient, greenest and lowest-cost smelters in the world.
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