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Rio Tinto Alcan inaugurates the completion of the Shipshaw powerhouse project in Saguenay, Quebec

Rio Tinto Alcan inaugurates the completion of the Shipshaw powerhouse project 
in Saguenay, Quebec 
MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto Alcan inaugurates its new 
high-efficiency turbine at the Shipshaw hydropower plant in Saguenay, Quebec. 
The new turbine unit has an installed capacity of 225 megawatts. 
"The Shipshaw hydropower plant is a key component of the Rio Tinto Alcan 
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean hydroelectric power network. In addition to more 
efficient water usage, the new turbine confirms a key objective for Rio Tinto 
Alcan and for Quebec's aluminium industry: to add value to clean, renewable 
energy in Quebec. This is one element that has helped Quebec grow to become 
the fourth largest aluminium producers in the world," emphasized Jean Simon, 
president and chief executive officer, Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal. "This 
investment demonstrates our commitment to the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean 
region. Over the past four years, Rio Tinto Alcan has invested in various 
projects, including the Arvida Smelter, AP60 Technology Centre, and the new 
high-efficiency turbine at Shipshaw." 
Étienne Jacques, chief operating officer, Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal, 
North America, added: "The commissioning of this turbine is a doorway to the 
future and clearly underscores the importance of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 
region and Quebec for Rio Tinto Alcan. Personally, I am extremely proud to see 
ideas turned into concrete projects. Today, we are celebrating the ingenuity 
of the women and men who played a part in the achievement of this major 
hydropower project for the region." 
Launched in October 2008, the project required the participation of numerous 
Quebec and regional contractors. Ninety percent of the project's economic 
spinoffs stayed in Quebec. Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean for its part earned 60 
percent of the spinoffs. 
Over the last few years, the work has consisted of adding a 13(th) turbine 
unit with a capacity of 225 MW, bringing the total output of the Shipshaw 
Powerhouse to 1,145 MW. The commissioning of the 13(th) turbine unit thus 
increases Rio Tinto Alcan's total installed capacity in Quebec from 2,900 to 
3,125 megawatts. 
The inauguration took place in front of 200 regional community and political 
representatives, business leaders, and industry partners. 
About Rio Tinto 
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, 
combining RioTinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto 
Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. 
Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. 
Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), 
gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. 
Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North 
America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and 
southern Africa. 
Media relations, Rio Tinto Alcan Bryan Tucker T: +1 514-848-8151 
bryan.tucker@riotinto.com 
Media relations, Rio Tinto Alcan Claudine Gagnon T: +1 418-699-4005 
claudine.gagnon@riotinto.com  Website:www.riotinto.com/riotintoalcan 
Video with caption: "Shipshaw - New 13th turbine unit". Video available at:  
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Image with caption: "Aerial view of the Shipshaw hydropower plant, Saguenay, 
Québec, July 2012 (CNW Group/RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121116_C8823_PHOTO_EN_20788.jpg 
Image with caption: "Aerial view of the Shipshaw hydropower plant, Saguenay, 
Québec, July 2012 (CNW Group/RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121116_C8823_PHOTO_EN_20784.jpg 
Image with caption: "13th Turbine Shipshaw hydropower plant, Saguenay, Québec 
(CNW Group/RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121116_C8823_PHOTO_EN_20782.jpg 
Image with caption: "Interior view of "canal d'amené d'eau", 13th turbine, 
Shipshaw hydropower plant, Saguenay, Québec May 2012 (CNW Group/RIO TINTO 
ALCAN - EN)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121116_C8823_PHOTO_EN_20780.jpg 
Image with caption: "External view of the building of the 13th turbine, 
Shipshaw hydropower plant, Saguenay, Québec (CNW Group/RIO TINTO ALCAN - 
EN)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121116_C8823_PHOTO_EN_20786.jpg 
PDF available at:  
http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/11/16/20121116_C8823_DOC_EN_20790.pdf 
PDF available at:  
http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/11/16/20121116_C8823_DOC_EN_20791.pdf 
SOURCE: RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN 
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