It will have a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes
Mowi Norway has announced the construction of a new processing plant at Hitra in Norway. The factory will have a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes and will replace the current one at Ulvan. The company has confirmed in a statement work will start in April. Hopefully, it will be ready in the first half of 2024.
Regarding this, director of Mowi Mid Region, Olaf Skjærvik, said: “This will be a state-of-the-art factory built for the future. The project group has done a thorough job, and we are very happy that we now can start construction.”
In more detail, Skjærvik noted that the factory “will produce high-quality seafood in a much more efficient way than we do today”. “The building design is very modern. It will create a more welcoming environment for our staff whilst optimizing health and safety features,” he ended.
Firstly, the new processing plant will receive fish from sea harvest vessels only. Mowi Norway is now using four sea harvest vessels to supply its processing plants, and the South Region in Norway is already fully based on this technology.
Furthermore, Mowi intends to increase the capacity of these vessels and, in the long term, substitute well boat transport with sea harvest vessels which represent an improvement in fish welfare.
Mowi informed, through a trading update, that it almost doubled its operational earnings in the first quarter of 2022.