Rio Tinto will invest CAD 160 million in work at its Isle-Maligne hydroelectric power station, in order to safely and efficiently continue its production of low-carbon aluminum in Quebec. This investment will also have significant economic spinoffs for Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, with approximately CAD 115 million Canadian that will be disbursed to businesses in the region.
The Saguenay equipment manufacturer Canmec will play a leading role in the completion of the project, which consists of replacing the valves used to cut off the water flow in the power plant if required. Located in Alma, the Isle-Maligne power plant was commissioned 94 years ago and is the oldest in Rio Tinto’s hydroelectric network.
The work will be carried out over a period of five years from the second quarter of 2021.