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Case History: Storage of Fish Feed Pellets

Marine Harvest - New Salmon Feed Factory

Marine Harvest is the world’s leading seafood company offering farmed salmon and processed seafood to customers in more than 50 markets worldwide. Marine Harvest is the biggest producer of Atlantic salmon in the world and is responsible for over 5 million salmon meals per day.

In addition to fresh and frozen salmon, Marine Harvest offers a wide range of value-added products such as coated seafood, ready-to-eat meals, delicious finger food and smoked seafood. Though salmon is the main farmed product, the company also farms white halibut. Marine Harvest has decided to build a new fish feed factory in Norway as a greenfield project. The site is located on the west coast in Bjugn, about 100 km southwest of Trondheim.

Logistically, the new plant is located immediately adjacent to the sea, and most of the deliveries for the factory will arrive by ship. Likewise, products from the factory will leave the same way.

Cimbria was chosen for delivery of:

  • Intake line from ship-unloader to raw material silos. The unloader itself will be supplied by our German partner Neuero. The conveying line is about 300 m long. It starts at the quay and has a capacity of 300 TPH.
  • Machine tower as a complete building with decks for cleaning and weighing of incoming products. The building is 9 x 16 m and 40 m high.
  • Conveyor system from raw material silos to dosing silos consisting of standard heavy chain conveyors and elevators designed for 150 TPH.
  • Midi and macro dosing silos, approx. 4,500 m³, as a complete building incl. steel structures and cladding. The silo cells are made of small wall elements and outloading is in part secured by bin-activators.
  • Finished product silo, approx. 5,000 m³, again as a complete building. The silo cells are made of trapezoidal wall elements and fitted with speed-reducing loading chutes in order to handle the pellets as gently as possible to avoid any damage.
  • Warehouse as a complete building consisting of steel frames and cladding. Approx. 1,000 m².

Consignments were shipped by vessels directly from Thisted to the site. The installation was started at the same time and a major part of the job was executed during the summer and autumn months. A large number of Cimbria employees have been at the site during the installation period. As no hotels are available within driving distance, a villa was erected for all the workers and administration on site, including all necessary facilities such as canteen, laundry, sleeping apartments, etc.