The District Court of Reykjanes today approved the request of the Board of Directors of United Silicon for an extension of its moratorium until 22 January 2018.

The company’s Board of Directors had originally been granted a moratorium in mid-August this year. In September an extension of the company’s moratorium was requested and the deadline was extended until 4 December. During the moratorium period extensive work has been directed at the necessary analyses of United Silicon’s activities and possible routes for improvements reviewed. Efforts have been directed especially at resolving those objections which have been raised by supervisory bodies to the company’s operations.

Some 60 persons are employed at the plant who have worked in part on maintenance since production was suspended at the beginning of September.

For further information contact Karen Kjartansdóttir, spokesperson for United Silicon, tel. +354 692 9797.