The new plant complements the company’s two primary plants located in Port Hardy and Klemtu.
Marine Harvest to Start Value-Added Production in British Columbia
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has begun construction of a value-added processing facility that will provide more convenient salmon products to its customers.
Located in South Surrey, British Columbia, the plant is expected to start operations in July 2017, process approximately 12,000 tonnes of salmon annually, and serve customers in Western Canada and North West USA.
“We see an increasing demand in the North American market for healthy, tasty and convenient food,” said Vincent Erenst, Managing Director at MHC.
“With the new plant we can provide customers with delicious and easy-to-prepare meal options made from high quality and fresh salmon,” said Erenst.
This value-added processing facility will be the third plant operated by MHC in the province – complementing the company’s two primary plants located in Port Hardy and Klemtu.
Stephen Hall, Processing Director at MHC, added “It is very exciting to start value-added production in B.C. This will bring value to the company, our customers and the local community."
"We will provide our customers with excellent products and also bring new jobs to South Surrey,” Hall added.
Port Hardy processing facilities.
Marine Harvest’s business expansion will increase its employee base of 530 by up to 75 full-time positions. Job opportunities will be announced by the company soon.
Marine Harvest's salmon are four-starcertifiedto the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices.
About Marine Harvest
Marine Harvestglobally produces one-fifth of the world’s farm-raised salmon at facilities in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile, Ireland and the Faroe Islands. Globally, employs over 10 000 people, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
In Canada, the company operates salmon farms on the coast of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, where 530 people produce 45,000 tonnes of farm-raised Atlantic salmon each year.
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