An Icelandic glacier water factory has recently been completed by IV Iceland (IVI), a subsidiary of Iceland Ventures Limited, on Iceland’s Snaefellsnes peninsula. The factory, which is located in the small town of Rif, is now ready to accommodate all operations and is currently awaiting the bottling plant.
The factory will be extracting glacier water in-coherence with the exclusive water rights agreement with the municipality of Snaefellsbaer to extract premium quality glacier spring water from Snaefellsjokull glacier for the next 62 years.
IVI ehf, in partnership with the local community, will extract the water through the use of a new piping infrastructure, which will be delivered to the newly complete dockside factory where it will be bottled and exported.
IV Iceland began construction on the factory at the end July 2011 and was recently completed on time and within budget. The building includes changing room and shower facilities for staff working in the production area, as well as offices and a staff canteen.
The factory floor has been constructed to withstand the weight of a container lorry and the building includes 4 large loading doors for deliveries and exports. The factory has been designed and completed to meet with all local health and safety regulations and will provide jobs to the area and improve the local economy.
Plans for IV Iceland look optimistic, with the product in its final stages it is currently planned to be fully operational and on the market by the end of 2012.