“We’ve made an application to complete the partially completed second tunnel that we have and connect it to the existing power station,” said Paul Henning, Rio Tinto Alcan’s vice-president of B.C. operations.
The proposed second tunnel would connect to existing infrastructure and serve as a backup for the current one, Mr. Henning said. “It’s not new capacity, but a contingency to support the original tunnel which is now close to 60 years old,” he said.
Rio Tinto Alcan is pursuing the second tunnel project as its long-awaited $2.5-billion (U.S.) smelter upgrade moves into high gear in Kitimat.Read the entire piece by the Globe and Mail HERE