Elkem Silicon Materials has a yearly silicon production capacity of 215 000 tonnes. We are the world’s leading supplier of microsilica with a volume of 300,000 tonnes, of which 100,000 tonnes are sourced from external plants, processed and then sold on to customers around the world. Sourcing and further processing of microsilica constitutes a significant part of the organisation. We also produce 1.3 million tons of quartz, which is a raw material for all of Elkem’s smelting plants in addition to serving external customers.
Elkem Silicon Materials operates three quartz mines, two in Norway and one in Spain. Elkem Tana in the North of Norway is the largest mine, delivering quartzite to ferrosilicon and silicon producers to both internal and external customers.