Rio Tuba is the oldest operating nickel mine in the Philippines. It has shipped out a total 15.60 Million WMT of saprolite nickel ore containing 242,920MT of nickel, to JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, and CHINA (as of end of 2009) and delivered 4.76 Million DMT limonite ore containing 58,261 MT and 4,184 MT of nickel and cobalt metal, respectively to Coral Bay HPAL facility. The company controls 6,313 hectares (15151 acres) of mining claims.
The company has a coal fired power plant with a 27 MW capacity and will need additional 4 mega watts for its expansion in the Slaked Lime Plant, RTN Crushing Plant and for neighboring baranggays and towns. Rio tuba has been awarded Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award for its mine remediation practices.
Inline with their environmental conservation efforts, they have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation to design and install up to 34MW/h of biomass power plants at certain of Rio Tuba’s mining operations in the Philippines. Rio Tuba’s primary area of operations is in the Palawan a southern province of the Philippines.