06 December 2021
Reykjavík-headquartered concrete producer Steypustöðin – Námurhas announced a significant new investment in an upgrade to its CDE wet processing plant that will see it almost double its sand and aggregate processing capacity in Hólabrú, Hvalfjarðarsveit.
An area noted for the quality of its natural materials, excavation has been undertaken at Hólabrú for several decades, supplying high-grade sand and aggregate products to meet the material needs for asphalting, road construction and civil engineering in the Icelandic capital.
In 2009, it was estimated that up to 1,000,000m3 of material had been excavated and processed by Tak-Malbik and Vélaleiga Halldórs Sigurðssonar to support major public works and infrastructure projects, with up to a further 2,000,000m3 to be processed by the end of this decade.
In 2018, Steypustöðin acquired two businesses, Alexander Ólafsson and Tak-Malbik, and with it, two state-of-the-art CDE wet processing solutions commissioned for the companies in October 2018
They were integrated into Steypustöðin’s operations, reinforcing the company’s material processing capabilities through the acquisition and integration of industry experts, heavy machinery and material processing plants, including Tak-Malbik’s 80tph (tonnes per hour) CDE sand and aggregate wash plant.
These resources are supporting the continued development of Steypustöðin's mines – Vatnskarðsnáman and Hólabrúarnáman – which remain vital suppliers of minerals for projects in the capital area, other local municipalities and Vegagerðin, Iceland’s road administration.
Due to increasing demand for its product range, Steypustöðin is now investing in an upgrade to its CDE plant that will increase the processing capacity from 80tph to 150tph.
Hörður Pétursson, COO at Steypustöðin – Námur, says despite 18-hour production shifts demand continues to outstrip supply.