Work on the new factory will start as early as April and is scheduled to be completed during the first half of 2024. The factory will have a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes, and will replace the factory Mowi currently has at Ulvan. Image: Mowi.
Work on the new factory will start as early as April and is scheduled to be completed during the first half of 2024. The factory will have a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes, and will replace the factory Mowi currently has at Ulvan. Image: Mowi.

Mowi to build 100,000-tonne processing plant in Norway

The world’s biggest Atlantic salmon farmer, Mowi, has given the final go-ahead to plans for a 100,000-tonne-capacity processing plant on the island of Hitra in Norway.

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“This will be a state-of-the-art factory built for the future in a farming region that is very important to Mowi. Thorough work has been done by our employees in the project, and we are very happy that we can now put the shovel in the ground,” said head of Mowi Midt, Olaf Skjærvik, in a press release.

Work on the new factory will start as early as April and is scheduled to be completed during the first half of 2024.

The plant will replace the factory Mowi currently has at Ulvan.

“We have had a close and good collaboration with the municipality throughout the process, and greatly appreciate how they facilitate establishments like this,” said Skjærvik.

Meanwhile, in Scotland, work is under way to expand the company’s Blar Mhor primary processing facility in Fort William. The expanded facility will have the capacity to process upwards of 80,000 tonnes of salmon per year, in line with Mowi Scotland’s ambition to produce annual harvests of that size.