New silicon metal plant in Helguvík
IAV will be the project constructor, which consists of factory building, furnace house, and various construction on the factory ground. Verkís is working with ÍAV on the project.
The factory building will be 41 meters high and the floor area about 3000 m2.
Construction of the first phase of the plant has begun with IAV working on the soil constructions.
It is expected that the first phase of the plant, 35 megawatts, will be ready in 2016 and the factory will be able to produce in one large light bend oven 21,300 tons of silicon metal per year. In the future the aim is to run four reactors, 140 megawatts, with production of 85,000 tons per year.