Located in South Surrey, British Columbia, the plant is expected to start operations in July 2017, process approximately 12,000 tonnes of salmon annually, and serve customers in Western Canada and North West USA.
“We see an increasing demand in the North American market for healthy, tasty and convenient food,” said Vincent Erenst, Managing Director at MHC. “With the new plant we can provide customers with delicious and easy-to-prepare meal options made from high quality and fresh salmon.”
This value-added processing facility will be the third plant operated by MHC in the province – complementing the company’s two primary plants located in Port Hardy and Klemtu.
Stephen Hall, Processing Director at MHC, added, “It is very exciting to start value-added production in B.C. This will bring value to the company, our customers and the local community. We will provide our customers with excellent products and also bring new jobs to South Surrey.”
Marine Harvest’s business expansion will increase its employee base of 530 by up to 75 full-time positions. Job opportunities will be announced by the company soon.