Grundartangi, Iceland

Our Grundartangi, Iceland smelter is our largest, most-modern and lowest-cost facility. Grundartangi is 100-percent owned and operated through our wholly owned subsidiary Norðurál Grundartangi ehf.

In 2018, Grundartangi produced approximately 317,000 metric tonnes of aluminum, seventeen percent above rated capacity. On the horizon is a five-year expansion plan that we hope will enable the facility to produce up to 325,000 metric tonnes and enhance safety and operational efficiency.

Economic Impact
Constructed at a total capital cost of approximately $1 billion and with 2017 net sales of approximately $580 million in product, Grundartangi is one of Iceland’s largest industrial facilities. Nordural is vital to Iceland’s drive to strengthen its economy and utilize hydroelectric and geothermal resources that can be harnessed to provide an environmentally clean source of sustainable electrical energy.

Approximately 578

Rated Primary Aluminum Capacity
Current rated capacity of 317,000 mtpy

Reduction Facilities
–Began operation in 1998
–520 pre-bake cells
–Imports alumina and anodes

Casthouse Facilities
Casthouse casts ingots and sows

Power Supply
Power is supplied from geothermal and hydro sources under various long-term contracts.

Quality Management ISO 9001                     GrundartangiCertifications
Environmental Management ISO 14001
Ocupational Health and Safety Management ISO 18001

Norðurál Grundartangi has been awarded The strongest in Iceland 2013-2015

For information on products made at our Grundartangi facility, click here.

Contact Information

Norðurál Grundartangi ehf
301 Akranes

Telephone (354) 430-1000
Fax (354) 430-1001

Nordural website