The company plans to appoint 55 people across a range of disciplines including production, logistics, maintenance and health and safety, and has already begun recruiting some staff.
The plant will produce fish feed to supply Marine Harvest’s salmon farms across the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland, as well as Ireland, Norway and the Faroe Islands.
Marine Harvest announced their plans to build a feed plant in Scotland in 2016 and planning permission was granted earlier this year. The plant is due to be completed in autumn 2018.
The chosen site at Altanavaig (or Allt Anavig) quarry at Kyleakin, will accommodate the feed plant itself as well as raw material storage silos, product storage and packaging, a loading area and car parking.
Published: 07/08/2017 at 2:07 pm