The World’s greenest Aluminum
In Grundartangi since 1997
Norðurál in Grundartangi is among the largest aluminum plants in Europe, with an annual production of 317.000 tons and approximately 600 employees. With Norðurál, Icelanders convert a fragment of the country’s power to a 600 million dollar export product while at the same time promoting the use of environmentally friendly energy sources and materials for vehicles, packaging and numerous other things.
- 2011 The offices of Norðurál in Reykjavík are moved from Borgartún to Skógarhlíð. ISO quality system is implemented.
- 2012 Norðurál purchases an electrode factory in Vlissingen in the Netherlands. The first students begin to study at Norðurál’s School of Heavy Industry.
- 2013 The ISO environmental and safety management systems are certified. Considerable renovations made in the rodding shop.
- 2014 Production increase prepared by increasing the power and production of alloy begins. Mercedes-Benz uses aluminum from Norðurál for their C-Class car that is made 50% of aluminum.
- 2015 Norðurál signs the Paris Climate Agreement and thereby commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste production.
- 2016 Separation of organic waste begins in the cafeteria where 110 thousand meals are served every year. Green parking lots established.
- 2017 Approximately 317.000 tons of aluminum and alloy are produced. Number of employees is 600.