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Valka to supply SalMar’s new InnovaNor plant. Icelandic fish processing equipment specialist, Valka, will deliver the world’s most efficient processing system for whole salmon to SalMar’s new InnovaNor plant.

Norwegian salmon farmer SalMar has made an agreement with Valka to build and install state of the art salmon grading and packing systems for SalMar’s InnovaNor processing plant in Lenvik in Troms Norway.

SalMar aims to build the world’s most efficient salmon factory by applying world-class processes to reduce production cost, increase productivity, improve material handling and product quality. The production is expected to start in the second half of 2021. The delivery from Valka includes fully automatic grading and distribution system in addition to an integrated packing system with a processing capacity of up to 200 fishes per minute. Valka’s software suite for controlling the entire production process from harvesting to dispatch of packed goods is as also part of the agreement.

”Since our first meeting with Valka we experienced a high level of ambitions, flexibility and a willingness to adapt to the thoughts, ideas and visions from SalMar to tailor the system to our needs.

The InnovaNor plant will be the most advanced of its kind and we are excited to further work with Valka’s on this project which will change the industry”, says Ole Meland Technical director at SalMar.

“SalMar is at the forefront in its sector when it comes to production and efficiency and we are really pleased to be selected for this extensive and ambitious project. The project represents a meaningful step in strengthening Valka’s position in the salmon industry. It will be a challenging task, but we will do our utmost to meet and exceed the customer’s expectations,” says Kristjan Kristjansson, manager Valka AS.