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Montricher

History of Montricher

Montricher factory was built in 1914 by Société Electrométallurgique de Montricher, and it has produced different types of ferroalloys, specializing since 1984 in the production of Silicon Metal through carbothermal reduction of quartz.

Plant facilities

  • Three furnaces (25 and 2x17 MW) equipped with compound electrodes for the Silicon, and independent treatment filters
  • One crushing-screening line for the Silicon for the chemicals market
  • One crushing-screening line for the Silicon for the metallurgical market
  • Two installations for densifying Microsilica

Location

The factory is in the middle of the Maurienne Valley, in Savoie Province. It is near the Italian border and at a distance of 200 km from Lyon and Geneva.

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