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Fears For Fort William Aluminium Smelters.

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Coming hot on the heel's of Steelplant closures & layoffs at Clydebridge & Dalzel and the economic decline in Aberdeen with the North Sea Oil layoffs.............

Workers at the aluminium smelter at Fort William have been told that the owners are reviewing its operations.

The announcement from Rio Tinto said the review would include its assets in Lochaber.

The plant is one of the largest employers in the area. It is thought to support more the 160 full-time jobs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-35387426

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Rio Tinto presumably needs to make savings where it can ...

Does Fort William have its own renewable power supplies? The area has some modest Forces of Nature. Aluminium smelting being particularly power-intensive, it's long been a major industry in Iceland (where power really is plentiful), and it probably makes more sense to site it there than anywhere in Blighty.

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Rio Tinto presumably needs to make savings where it can ...

Does Fort William have its own renewable power supplies? The area has some modest Forces of Nature. Aluminium smelting being particularly power-intensive, it's long been a major industry in Iceland (where power really is plentiful), and it probably makes more sense to site it there than anywhere in Blighty.

There's a hydroelectric power station powering the plant.

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