BioMar’s Karmøy production facility opens Line 3

31 Oct 2017
Carlos Diaz

Carlos Diaz: “We wish to continue providing the salmon industry with the very best, high performance fish feed and to do that we need to invest in the latest and best technologies"

BioMar Group’s Karmøy production facility in Norway has opened Line 3 to increase its output by approximately 70%.

Line 3 has an annual capacity of 140,000t of fish feed and is expected to have one of the highest hourly output capacities of any single production line of fish feed globally.

Carlos Diaz, CEO of BioMar Group, stated: “We wish to continue providing the salmon industry with the very best, high performance fish feed and to do that we need to invest in the latest and best technologies.

“It is also important to us to have environmentally friendly equipment so that we minimise our impact on the natural environment.”

NOK436m investment

BioMar Group has invested NOK436m at Karmøy for construction of production Line 3 and its associated auxiliary systems, new laboratories and control rooms.

Investments include an air processing system that handles emissions from the factory in four scrubbing towers that use cold seawater to scrub emissions.

The seawater also provides cooling for the production line, enabling energy efficiency and an environmentally friendly cooling system, said BioMar Group.

340,000t capacity

The annual capacity of the Karmøy site is now 340,000t plus of finished fish feed destined for salmon farms, mainly in Norway, but potentially around the world.

The facility will need to handle around 680,000t of raw materials and finished product.

Jan Sverre Røsstad, vice president and head of BioMar Group’s salmon division, said: “Our new production line will be a substantial new resource for our business. It is a highly sophisticated line for which we have endeavoured to find the best solutions available worldwide for the efficient and sustainable production of salmon feed for the future.”

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