Rio Tinto Alcan intents to Close Lynemouth Aluminium Smelter
subject to the completion of a 90-day consultation process with employee and union representatives. The company is also in exclusive discussions regarding the potential sale of the power station at the site. The Lynemouth smelter in Northumberland, England opened in 1972. It employs 515 people and an additional 111 are employed at the power station (12/2011).