Marine Harvest Scotland Ltd. is going to build a high technology salmon feedmill on the Isle of Skye, and Denmark-based Graintec A/S stands for the project design.
The new feedmill will produce 170,000 tons a year. With a total contract value of about 33,5 million Euro, the project is the second largest order in Graintec’s history. High technology is going to play a central role and with the current trend for sustainability and organic food, the feedmill will meet many different demands.
Fish feed for different sized salmon can be produced (both starter and grower fish) and there will be organic feed production. The technology that is implemented by Graintec will include a new solution for grinding and will focus on energy recovery, which is one of the areas the Danish company has specialized in.
“We are world leaders with regard to the production process of salmon food, meaning that there is a 67% chance that the salmon you buy in the store has been fed with food from a production plant where Graintec in one way or other has been involved in”, says CEO Niels Pedersen. “We did it again, and look forward to extend our good collaboration and the works on the Kyleakin project.\"
The state-of-the-art feedmill, located in Kyleakin on the Scottish Isle of Skye, is going to produce feed for Scotland and other Marine Harvest sites in the North Atlantic region. Further development on the site is depending on the coming construction permits. Planning permission is expected later this year and commercial production will start in summer 2018.
Who is Graintec?
Graintec specializes in eco-friendly production facilities for extruded fish feed and pet food. The company executes projects, designs and installs production plants, and acts further as consultants in the field.