Value-added processing plant opens
December 12, 2017 - Surrey, B.C.
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has increased its contribution to the domestic economy by opening a secondary processing plant in Surrey, British Columbia.
Located in South Surrey, the plant will produce easy-to-prepare meal options and individually-packaged fresh salmon for sale in Western Canada and North West USA. The first fresh product entered the plant on December 1.
The plant will ramp up to processing approximately 12,000 tonnes of salmon annually, and add 75 full time jobs to the B.C. workforce.
It is located on the existing freight route for Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon, which means no additional cost of transport for processing before reaching its destination market.
“Farm-raised salmon is the number one agricultural export from British Columbia, and Marine Harvest is committed to providing jobs and revenue for the people of this Province,” said Vincent Erenst, Managing Director at MHC.
“The new value-added plant will complement our primary processing plants in Port Hardy and Klemtu, and like our farming operations, we are confident it will be globally competitive,” Mr Erenst said.
Stephen Hall, Processing Director at MHC, added “It is very exciting to start value-added production in B.C. With this new plant we are providing customers with delicious and easy-to-prepare meal options made from high quality and fresh salmon.”