Landsvirkjun's largest clients are energy intensive users
Landsvirkjun offers its clients a high standard of service and competitive products. We sell 85% of our energy to our largest clients and 15% to the wholesale market. Landsvirkjun generated a total of 13.6 TWh of energy this year.
Advania joined our client base this year. The new power purchase agreement will supply their data center in Fitjar, enabling the continued growth of Advania’s data centre division.
Energy Intensive Users
The Alcoa aluminium plant in Reydarfjordur is Iceland's largest aluminium plant, producing 346,000 tonnes of aluminium per year. The plant became operational in 2007 and is the most recent of Landsvirkjun‘s aluminium industry clients. Landsvirkjun supplies all the electricity consumed by the plant.
The Becromal plant in Akureyri produces aluminium foils for electrolytic capacitors. This plant became operational in 2008 and aimed to reach full capacity by early 2011. Landsvirkjun supplies all electricity consumed by the plant.
The Elkem ferrosilicon plant at Grundartangi became operational in 1979 and in the early years produced 60,000 tonnes per year. The capacity of the plant was increased in several stages and today the plant produces 120,000 tonnes per year. Landsvirkjun supplies all electricity consumed by the plant.
Rio Tinto Alcan
The Rio Tinto Alcan aluminium plant in Hafnarfjordur, just outside Reykjavik was the first plant to be supplied with electricity by Landsvirkjun. The plant became operational in 1969 and at that time produced only 33,000 tonnes of aluminium per year. Over the years the plant's capacity has been increased several times. The capacity at Rio Tinto Alcan will be increased once more in 2013, reaching a production rate of 220,000 tonnes per year. Landsvirkjun supplies all electricity consumed by the plant.
Norðurál aluminum plant in Grundartangi became operational in 1998 and produced 60,000 tonnes of aluminium at the time. The plant's capacity is now up to 260,000 tonnes per year. Landsvirkjun currently supplies approximately one-third of the electricity consumed by the plant.
Verne Global's datacenter started operating in 2012 and offers international datacenter services in Iceland. The operations are growing and pioneer the way for Icelandic international datacenter services. Landsvirkjun today provides Verne Global with all its power.
Advania is a leading Nordic IT company with operations in Iceland, Sweden and Norway. About 1000 people work at the company, in 20 locations. Advania operates data centers in Hafnarfjordur and in Fitjar in Reykjanes.
GMR Endurvinnslan ehf.
The GMR facility began operations at Grundartangi in 2013. GMR (Geothermal Metal recycling) collect waste steel from aluminium smelters and others in Iceland, which is recycled into finished steel products for consumption at aluminium smelters in Iceland and around the world. The facility has a production capacity of approximately 100,000 tonnes per year.