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Last $26.21 USD
Change Today -0.75 / -2.78%
Volume 4.7M
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6 St James’s Square

London, SW1Y 4AD

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 7781 2000

Fax: 44 20 7781 1800

used for electricity generation in power stations. The company also produces coking or metallurgical coal, which produces steel when mixed in furnaces with iron ore. It has five operating mines in Australia and one in South Africa. Uranium: Uranium is a natural energy source and is used in the production of clean, stable, base-load electricity. After uranium ore is mined, it is processed into uranium oxide. This is the product that is sold for processing into fuel rods for use in nuclear power stations. The company has uranium operations in Australia and Namibia, and an exploration project in Canada. Rio Tinto Coal Australia (100 per cent): In Queensland, Rio Tinto Coal Australia manages the Hail Creek (82 per cent) and Kestrel (80 per cent) coal mines. In New South Wales, Rio Tinto Coal Australia manages Coal & Allied Industries Limited’s coal mines, which include Hunter Valley Operations (80 per cent), Bengalla (32 per cent), Mount Thorley (64 per cent), and Warkworth (44.5 per cent). Zululand Anthracite Colliery (74 per cent): Zululand Anthracite Colliery is an anthracite coal mine in South Africa. Energy Resources of Australia (Energy Resources of Australia Limited) (68.4 per cent): ERA is a publicly-listed company, which operates the Ranger Mine in the Northern Territory of Australia. ERA produced a total of 1,757 thousand pounds (the company’s share) of uranium oxide in 2014. Rössing Uranium Limited (Rössing) (68.6 per cent): The company’s share of uranium production at Rössing was 2,333 thousand pounds in 2014. Rio Tinto Canada Uranium (Rio Tinto Canada Uranium Corporation) (100 per cent): Rio Tinto Canada Uranium’s Roughrider project is an exploration site located in Canada’s Athabasca Basin in north-east Saskatchewan. The basin supplies approximately 20 per cent of the world’s uranium. Iron Ore Product Group The company operates an iron ore portfolio, supplying the global seaborne iron ore trade. Products Iron ore: Iron ore is the primary ingredient in the production of steel. The company’s iron ore mines are located in Australia and Canada. Dispositions In May 2014, the company completed the sale of its 50.1 per cent interest in the Clermont Joint Venture to GS Coal Pty Ltd. In October 2014, the company completed the sale of Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique, which comprises the Benga coal mine and other projects in the Tete province of Mozambique, to International Coal Ventures Private Limited. In October 2014, the company completed the sale of its 50 per cent share in Søral to Norsk Hydro Aluminium ASA. In December 2014, the company completed the sale of its 46.67 per cent share in Alucam to the Government of Cameroon. Strategy The Copper product group’s strategy is to focus its resources on generating value from a core portfolio of low-cost, high-value, world-class assets. This includes existing operations at Rio Tinto Kennecott, Oyu Tolgoi, Escondida and Grasberg, and greenfield growth opportunities at La Granja and Resolution. The Copper product group’s strategic priorities are to improve productivity through safer, better and smarter practices, and selected technology investments; drive maximum value out of the products the group mines and optimize the entire supply chain; and develop strong leadership and an aligned, capable, engaged and collaborative workforce. The Diamonds & Minerals product group’s strategy is focused on operating safe, low-cost, demand-led businesses. Through its integrated marketing strategies and insight, this product group creates and grows global markets for its products to deliver value for the company and its shareholders. The Diamonds & Minerals product group’s strategy is focused on operating demand-led, integrated operations that could respond quickly to the changing external environment; creating and growing global markets through technical research and development and market insight; improving operating performance by reducing costs, driving productivity and streamlining the organization; and strengthening its position in traditional segments and entering attractive new markets. The Energy product group’s strategic prio


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