Once the lights turn off at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, ideas for the site range from making solar panels to trying to entice Elon Musk to build a massive Tesla battery gigafactory. READ MORE:* Former Tiwai aluminium smelter boss 'angry' no deal done* What does the Tiwai Point closure mean for emissions? Kirk Hargreaves/Stuff New Zealand has had years to plan for the closure of Rio Tinto’s Tiwai Point aluminium smelter at Bluff. E tū negotiator Joe Gallagher said there were opportunities for the Tiwai Point site, including another company buying it to run as a smelter. Stuff Tiwai Point aluminium smelter in operation.
Source: Stuff July 13, 2020 03:18 UTC