Skretting’s new aquafeed factory
The new factory is Vietnam's most modern fish feed factory to date. Covering an area of 20,800 square metres, the factory is built in the shape of a high-rise tower – a design that symbolises new heights. With a total investment of $24 million, the factory boasts two modern production lines with an annual production capacity of 100,000 tonnes. It is equipped with a highly automated management system and features two separate production lines that can manufacture different products without the risk of cross-contamination. Additionally, an ultra-fine grinding system increases the nutritional uniformity of each pellet, which in turn improves the ability of fish to absorb nutrients. This capacity also enables the factory to produce special products in micro- and small-sizes.
Lotus II also becomes the only fish feed factory in Vietnam equipped with advanced plasma technology for odour treatment. This system, which was manufactured in Canada, uses plasma jets to break down odour-producing molecules in the exhaust gas streams of manufacturing processes. Consequently, the factory's surrounding area is completely free of any unpleasant odours. This system which has been used in Skretting's factories in Norway, achieves an odour treatment efficiency of 90-95% without the use of water or chemicals. The technology not only delivers high efficiency but also saves raw materials and resources. The factory is also equipped with fully electric, emission-free forklift vehicles in line with our sustainability principles.
On 18 November 2022, Skretting Vietnam held the inauguration ceremony for Lotus II, its new fish feed factory in Long An Province, with nearly 600 local and international guests participating in the event. Guest list included leaders of central and local authorities, representatives of key organisations, businesses, investors, customers and strategic partners in Southeast Asia and Vietnam. They were joined by members of the press, Skretting's management team and employees.
Lotus II is Skretting's second aquafeed factory in Vietnam, with the investment aimed at promoting sustainable growth – to better serve and bring mutual benefits to its customers in the region. Long An Province was strategically chosen due to its convenient proximity to the Mekong Delta, which is regarded as the cradle of Vietnam's seafood industry. The facility is also a key element of Skretting's strategy to develop further in Asia. Supported by its two factories in Long An Province, Skretting Vietnam specialises in the production of high-quality feeds for the domestic market as well as for many major aquaculture operations across South Asia.