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Bell Bay Aluminium CPT Engineering agreement a big tick for local manufacturing

Bell Bay Aluminium and CPT Engineering in George Town today announced a four year supply agreement valued at approximately $3.7M to manufacture anode rods for the aluminium smelter.

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Major exporter Norske Skog warns against cutting freight subsidy

One of Tasmania’s biggest exporters has warned a decrease in Bass Strait shipping subsidies could affect future investment in the State.

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Media Release – Rio Tinto Alcan Chief Executive Visits Bell Bay Smelter

“In Tasmania access to a reliable delivered energy supply at an affordable and competitive cost is essential to Bell Bay Aluminium’s continued contribution to Tasmania’s economic development over the long term.”

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Noxious myth of ‘old’ and ‘new’

There is Truly a big Myth about Tasmania’s economy today and what it ought to look like in the future.

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Boyer mill Norske Skog keeps turning fresh pages in constant reinvention to stay ahead

It is easy to take the paper mill at Boyer for granted. While debate has raged over Tasmanian forests and a northern pulp mill, Boyer has kept under the radar, innovating its way out of using old-growth eucalypt forests, turning to pine plantations and cutting its air and water emissions. Click here to read the

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River Derwent doing better in environmental health stakes, says latest report

WATER quality in many parts of the River Derwent estuary has improved during the past 12 months, according to the latest environmental report card. Click here to read the full story

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