Alcoa’s $US32M pot repair facility represents the final stage of development for the company’s Fjardaal smelter.

The plant’s 336 pots needs re-lining every five to seven years.

Iceland-based VHE is responsible for all pot repair shop operations, including relining pots and repairing pot shells. Sixty new jobs have been created on-site.

The facility was officially opened earlier this month by Iceland’s finance minister Oddny G Hardardottir and Jenne Sigurdsson, Alcoa Fjardaal’s CEO.