A first glimpse of SalMar’s new factory site

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Site blown up to make way for new plant.

InnovaNor, SalMar’s new harvest and processing plant in Senja island, Northern Norway,  was announced in August.

How the plant will look when it is finished. ILLUSTRATION: SalMar

On Tuesday, demolition work started on the factory. A total of 500,000 cubic meters of rock will be blown up to make way for the site.

“It went well, and confirmed that we are well on our way. It has been a long time been waiting for this plant (from SalMar north),” said SalMar vice president of sales & industry, Frode Arntsen to the publication Folkebladet.

According to Arntsen, construction will start in spring 2019. He hopes that the first salmon will go through the plant in two years. The factory has a price tag of EUR 69.4 million.


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