Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter, Bluff, New Zealand

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter, Bluff, New Zealand

Description: Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter is one of the largest industrial facilities in New Zealand. It is one of the 20 largest aluminium smelters of the world. It produces the world's highest purity primary aluminium. The ore is mostly imported from Australia, while the finished product mostly goes to Japan.
The smelter uses up to 610MW of electricity which is mostly supplied by the hydroelectric Manapouri Power Station. The facility is the largest electricity consumer in New Zealand, and uses approximately 15% of the total power countrywide.

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