New processing plant in Mowi Norway Region Mid
Work on a new state of the art facility at Hitra in Norway is about to get underway and hopes are high for the benefits it will bring.
Work on the new factory will start in April and is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2024. The factory will have a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes and will replace Mowi’s current factory at Ulvan.
Speaking about the new facility, Olaf Skjærvik, director of Mowi Mid Region, 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.
“The new factory will produce high-quality seafood in a much more efficient way than we do today. The building design is very modern and will create a more welcoming environment for our staff whilst optimising health and safety features.”
The new processing plant at Hitra 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. Building on this experience, 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.