The fishing company Camanchaca will expand its facility in Coronel to increase its production of frozen products and fishmeal.
The optimization of the plant will employ an average of 550 people, however the community questions the time and place to carry out this project.
Camanchaca Pesca Sur is located in the Lo Rojas sector of the city, where it currently operates canning, fishmeal and fish oil plants. The company plans to invest $23 million to achieve a more efficient operation and consolidate its operations.
A previously evaluated frozen plant has not yet been built and the company aims to increase the processing capacity from 180 tons per day to 1,000 tons per day, with the implementation of a total of 9 production lines and 8 freezing tunnels.
The canning plant will not be modified through this project, but in the flour plant, the raw material processing capacity will increase from 90 ton / h to 130 ton / h, through the renovation of some equipment.
The mayor of Coronel, Boris Chamorro, said he did not know details of the project, although he anticipated an unfavorable opinion.
Source: BioBio Chile