Salmon feed producer expands by 100,000 tonnes per year

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Chile’s Salmofood now reaching a total of 250,000 tonnes of salmon feed per year to meet demand.

Aqua.cl reports that Salmofood has expanded the capacity of its Castro plant (Chiloé province, Los Lagos region) by adding a fourth production line.

100,000 tonnes are added and now the plant can reach a total of 250,000 tonnes of feed per year.

Through a statement, the company said that “the new plant is fully automated and has high standards of Salmofood expands the capacity of its plant in 100,000 tons per year in quality, safety and cutting-edge technology to produce extruded food that seeks to nourish the aquaculture industry. In addition, to provide a better service, the company recently expanded its warehouses for finished products, reaching a capacity that exceeds 10,000 square meters. ”

The plant has the capacity to produce 20 tonnes per hour.

“In addition to producing more tonnes, this new line allows us to better supply our customers and have greater flexibility when it comes to developing our feeding strategies,” wrote Salmofood commercial manager Ernesto Passalacqua.

Chile’s present salmon feed production capacity is currently around 1.5 million tonnes, according to Benny Simonsen
Senior Process Specialist at GRAINTEC.