Work has begun on a detailed land use plan for an industrial area at Bakki near Húsavík, Northeast Iceland. An overview of the area will be made and plans for the construction of a silicon metal factory to be operated by PCC BakkiSilicon hf., a subsidiary of the German company PCC SE.
Húsavík. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The industrial area at Bakki is around 200 hectares. According to zoning and building officer of Norðurþing district Gaukur Hjartarson, detailed land use planning has not been able to start before now as the plans must always correspond with those of who will operate on the site, ruv.is reports.
“Norðurþing is currently in talks with three parties, possibly more on the industrial site at Bakki and one of those, German company PCC, has sent us their ideas of their plant and we are incorporating those ideas into the detailed land use plan,” Gaukur said.
PCC has requested 20 hectares of land and will start on their plans once the survey of the area has been completed. It is hoped that construction would begin next summer.
The factory will employ around 80 people to begin with but once fully operational, another 60-70 jobs will be created.
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