Alcoa Fjardaal commissions $US32M pot repair shop
A 4,000 sq ft pot repair facility commissioned by Alcoa at its Fjardaal smelter in Iceland is capable of re-lining three pots simultaneously and has an estimated throughput of 2.5 pots per week.
Alcoa’s $US32M pot repair facility represents the final stage of development for the company’s Fjardaal smelter.
The plant’s 336 pots needs re-lining every five to seven years.
Iceland-based VHE is responsible for all pot repair shop operations, including relining pots and repairing pot shells. Sixty new jobs have been created on-site.
The facility was officially opened earlier this month by Iceland’s finance minister Oddny G Hardardottir and Jenne Sigurdsson, Alcoa Fjardaal’s CEO.