United Silicon is the only silicon production plant in Iceland currently operating one large 32 MW furnace named ISABELLA, with a yearly production capacity of 22.900 ton of silicon. The company currently has 50 employees specialized in silicon production, thereof 10 engineers, 6 operating technicians, 20 specially trained silicon metal manufacturers, 4 workers in raw material handling, a crew of 6 maintenance personnel and 4 persons in the administration. Most of our employees are residing in Reykjanesbær or the Southern Peninsula and a few from the Capital Area. 75% of our employees are Icelandic Citizens.
The silicon metal produced in Iceland is made with clean renewable energy supplied by the state owned power supplier Landsvirkjun. Over half the silicon we produce is used by our costumes in the solar industry in Europe, which all ends up in solar cells on rooftops and solar power plants around the world. The remaining production is sold to the aluminium industry and the silicones industry, which end up in over 12.000 different end products.