November 24, 2006
Alcoa opens an office in Húsavík

Alcoa recently opened an information center in Húsavík in connection with the ongoing feasibility studies for a new smelter in the area. Results from the first phase of the studies have not revealed any technical obstacles that might prevent the building of the smelter.

Management engineer Kristján Th. Halldórsson is Alcoa's community relations manager in North-Iceland. He is also Alcoa's first employee in the area and is in charge of the information centre. Kristján will carry out various preliminary projects for the planned smelter.

The main purpose of the information centre is to distribute information on Alcoa and the planned smelter near Húsavík to interested parties in the area. Kristján will also distribute news and information from area to Alcoa.

“Issues regarding community, environment and other factors are important to the Alcoa management team. The company has always emphasized the support of the community and a good example of this dedication can be seen in East-Iceland,” says Kristján.



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The office building


The new office is located on the second floor of this building, Gardarsbraut 5, Húsavík.



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A number of guests attended the formal opening of the Alcoa office in Húsavík. The picture shows, from left, Ólöf Nordal, wife of Tómas Sigurdsson, Director, Alcoa Fjardaál, Patrick Grover, Environmental Health and Safety, Alcoa, Kristján Þór Júlíusson, Mayor of Akureyri and Erna Indriðadóttir, PR for Alcoa Fjardaál.