The Norwegian company, Erimsa, part of the Chinese multinational Blue Star, has made an investment of EUR €2.2 million in the municipality of Bóveda de Río Almar (Salamanca).
The aim of this project is to produce 100,000 tons of quartz, and up to an additional 200,000 tons of aggregates for the construction industry.
The plant is located in the district of Peñaranda de Bracamonte and will create more than 50 direct jobs. It will also enable the annual production of 100,000 tons of quartz and up to 200,000 tons of aggregates for sustainable construction projects.
The new site will be operational from 1 April, and will increase the annual production of quartz by 65% compared to the facilities the company has worked in since 1996.
The company, which operates in Castilla y León and Galicia, employs more than 235 workers directly, and will be exporting the entire amount of metallurgical quartz it processes.