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 2015, Grundartangi produced approximately 312,000 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 350,000 metric tonnes and enhance safety and operational efficiency.
Constructed at a total capital cost of approximately $1 billion and with 2015 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.
Rated Primary Aluminum Capacity
Current rated capacity of 260,000 mtpy
–Began operation in 1998
–520 pre-bake cells
–Imports alumina and anodes
Casthouse casts ingots and sows
Power is supplied from geothermal and hydro sources under various long-term contracts.
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Norðurál Grundartangi ehf
Telephone (354) 430-1000
Fax (354) 430-1001