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Nutreco expands Norwegian fish feed unit

Nutreco's fish feed business 'Skretting' is to invest € 24 million in production capacity expansion of the Averoy fish feed plant in MidwestNorway .

A new warehouse for final products, improved port facilities and extra storage for raw materials will improve logistics and enhance efficiency. New production technology will create more feed development possibilities with support from Skretting's Aquaculture Research Centre inStavanger, Norway.

Up to June 2008, the production capacity will be increased with 60.000 tonnes to 240,000 tonnes. In addition to this € 24 million investment, Skretting considers to increase the capacity with another 100,000 tonnes after June 2008.

Half million tonnes
The investment in the Averoy plant follows the upgrading of Skretting's fish feed plant in Stavanger earlier this year. Skretting Norway, with three production plants in total, will cross the 500,000 tonnes annual production by June next year.

Skretting is the global leading player in the salmon feed market and has 15 production facilities in the major fish farming regions in Europe, the America's, Asia and Australia.

In 2006, Skretting produced approximately 1.3 million tonnes of feed for more than 50 different species of farmed fish. Three quarters of this volume in extruded dry fish feed was destined for salmon and sea trout, about 25% represents feed for other fish species like trout, sea bass, sea bream, turbot, yellow tail, barramundi, eel and cod.

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