Portland smelter hit with second outage in three months as storm cell tears down towers

By Katrina Lovell
Updated February 2 2020 - 6:17pm, first published February 1 2020 - 9:07am
Portland Aluminium Smelter was hit by a power outage on Friday after a storm ripped down large towers.

Portland's aluminium smelter faces "substantial challenges" to ensure its safe and ongoing operations after a storm tore down high-voltage powerlines near Cressy and left the business without power for about three hours on Friday.