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Aluminum production in Reydarfjördur begins

Aluminum was tapped from the first pot in the new Alcoa-Fjardarál aluminum smelter in Reydarfjördur, east Iceland, last weekend. The production process began mid-April.

According to mbl.is, 40 pots are expected to be put into operation during this first stage and the smelter will be running 336 pots, its full capacity amount, by the end of the year when the construction of the smelter has been completed.

The smelter currently uses 100 megawatts of electricity from the national electricity system, but will be powered by the dam in Kárahnjúkar once electricity production begins there later this year.

Until then, the smelter will not be fully operable. The smelter in Reydarfjördur has the potential to produce 356,000 tons of aluminum per year.

Click here to read more about the smelter in Reydarfjördur, and here to read about smelter plans in Húsavík, northeast Iceland.

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