Set to be opened in May 2018, the new factory will be become one of the most advanced salmon processing plants in the north. Annual capacity will be over 100,000 tons of salmon.
The project is a platform for innovative partnership that aims to drive the salmon processing industry forward. Lerøy will install the latest Marel technology, setting new benchmarks in the industry.
Working closely with Lerøy, Marel will supply innovative solutions for filleting lines, whole fresh salmon packing and logistics for the new plant. Lerøy’s approach is innovative and Marel is very proud to be delivering efficient high-tech applications for this groundbreaking project.
Lerøy Seafood Group is the leading exporter of seafood from Norway and is in the business of meeting the demand for food and culinary experiences in Norway and internationally by supplying seafood products through selected distributors to producers, institutional households and consumers.
The contract was signed at the Hjorten Hotel in Hitra, Norway on 5 October 2016. Shown in the picture from right to left are: Kristian Leistad – Technical Manager, Lerøy Midt AS, Frode Arntsen – Production Director, Lerøy Seafood Group, Sven Amund Fjeldvær – CEO, Lerøy Midt AS, Åsmund Haga – Regional Sales Manager, Scandinavia Marel, Arnbjörn Eythorsson – Process Consultant, Marel and Christian Bols – Business Manager, Marel.