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Elkem Silicon Products Chicoutimi

The plant is situated in Saguenay, alongside the Chicoutimi river.

In 1966, Les Siliciums de Chicoutimi Ltée was founded in order to produce ferrosilicon alloys. In 1971, Union Carbide Canada Limited held 100% ownership and the Chicoutimi plant became part of the Metals division of Union Carbide Canada Limited. On July 24 1984, Elkem AS purchased Union Carbide Canada Limited, Metals division. Since then, the company has been known as Elkem Metal Canada Inc.

Production of 3 grades of nodularisers, inoculants and speciality FeSi products adapted to customer requirements.

Elkem Chicoutimi products

Promoting and controlling the formation of graphite nodules in ductile iron.

Enhancing and controlling nucleation in cast irons.

Premium ferrosilicon for precision steelmaking.

Plant certificates

Management system certificate
Validity date: 14 October 2025 

Management system certificate
Validity date: 14 October 2025

The plant also has a 37 MW capacity powerplant and an energy recovery system.


  • 1 arc furnace
  • 95 employees
  • Annual capacity of 45.000 mt

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