biggest single energy consumer in Australia, Tomalgo smelter – with annual demand of more than 8 terawatt hours

majority owner saying nuclear is out of the question because it is too slow and too expensive

first steps towards a new tender will be launched, “Next week, we’re launching an RFP (request for proposals) for Tomago”

‘very, very keen to go down a very similar process of assessing what projects exist in New South Wales’

Further details were not released, but it is likely to be similar in scope to the 5 GW of new capacity required by Rio Tinto for its Gladstone smelters and refineries.



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