The construction of the primary glacier spring water factory on the Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland has been completed by IV Iceland (IVI), a subsidiary of Iceland Ventures Limited.
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.
Iceland Ventures Limited recently signed an 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.
Work on the factory commenced 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 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. 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.
IV Iceland’s bottled water is in its final stages and is planned to be fully operational and on the market by the end of 2012.