Rio Tinto ends force majeure at Richards Bay Minerals

18 March 2022

RICHARDS BAY, South Africa -- Rio Tinto has announced that force majeure on customer contracts at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa has ended. Force majeure commenced on 30 June 2021 following a deterioration in the security situation around the mine.

Rio Tinto chief executive Minerals Sinead Kaufman said “This marks an important moment in RBM’s recovery since the halt in operations last year. We must all remain vigilant and continue to strengthen our partnership with government and community stakeholders.

“I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of our people to ensure that RBM can continue to deliver for its customers, communities and shareholders.”


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