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Salmon system from Valka.

Valka to Deliver the World’s Most Efficient Processing System for Whole Salmon

  (ICELAND, 1/24/2020)
Norwegian salmon farmer SalMar has made an agreement with the Icelandic high-tech company Valka to build and install state of the art salmon grading and packing systems for SalMar's InnovaNor processing plant in Lenvik in Troms Norway.
 
SalMar aims to build the world's most efficient salmon factory by applying world class processes to reduce production costs, increase productivity, improve material handling and product quality. The production is expected to start in the second half of 2021. The delivery from Valka includes fully automatic grading and distribution system in addition to integrated packing system with a processing capacity of up to 200 fishes per minute. Valka’s software suite for controlling the entire production process from harvesting to dispatch of packed goods is also a part of the agreement.
 

Computer drawing of the InnovaNor processing plant.

 
"Since our first meeting with Valka we experienced a high level of ambition, flexibility and a willingness to adapt to the thoughts, ideas and visions from SalMar to tailor the system to our needs. The InnovaNor plant will be the most advanced of its kind and we are excited to further work with Valka’s on this project which will change the industry", says Ole Meland Technical director at SalMar.
 
Helgi Hjalmarsson, CEO of Valka.
 
“SalMar is at the forefront in its sector when it comes to production and efficiency and we are really pleased to be selected for this extensive and ambitious project. The project represents a meaningful step in strengthening Valka’s position in the salmon industry. It will be a challenging task, but we will do our utmost to meet and exceed the customer's expectations,” says Helgi Hjálmarsson, CEO of Valka.

About Valka

With offices in Iceland and Norway,
Valka is a high-tech company that designs and builds progressive systems for groundfish & salmon processing companies. Using state of the art technology, the Valka solutions assist processors to create value through automation, with improved accuracy, by minimizing waste and maximizing the yield to highest value products.

 

About SalMar

SalMar is one of the world’s largest and most efficient producers of farmed salmon. The company owns 100 licenses for marine production of Atlantic salmon in Norway as well as part owner of farming operations in Iceland and Scotland.

Although SalMar continues to pursue its stated aim of cost leadership, it is moving from a focus on outcomes to a focus on performance, with the aim for excellence at all levels and in all aspects of the operation.

Source: Valka

 

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