Vélfag has been working with Murman Seafood in Russia setting up a filleting line within their brand-new processing plant. Everything is coming together after over a year of hard work from all parties involved.
Vélfag is very proud of the work we have done in Russia, and grateful for the opportunity to work with Murman Seafood.
Vélfag has been working along-side Valka ehf. throughout construction to create a one-of-a-kind processing line for Murman Seafood.
Other parties that have been working for and with Vélfag on this project include:
N.Hansen, Slippurinn, Ingvi Óskarsson, Schmidt Innovation, Arion Banki, Raftákn, B&R and numerous other companies and individuals that made it all possible.
A news story was broadcast on national Russian television yesterday about the project. The Governor of Andrey Chibis visited the site and was interviewed along with other prestigious Russian heads of departments and technicians working on making the processing plant a reality.
Investments in the real sector of the economy
(translation of the Russian news broadcasting).
A new fish processing plant has been built in the region. Production workshops are located in Kola.
Today the governor of the region Andrey Chibis went for a visit.
Adjustment of equipment that has been installed is at the final stage. The final consultations for the companies who have been working on this project loom ever closer. Leading companies from five countries took part in the creation of the production line.
The Icelandic companies Vélfag ehf. and Valka ehf. are the companies that provided the majority of the processing line within the factory.
Icelanders contact states; they know a lot about fish.
Consultant Dushan Markovich (from Valka): “That's all we have: fish and tourism. Iceland is the best. Therefore, we make the best equipment. For our best partners from Russia and Murmansk.”
Correspondent Vladimir Kostrov: "This fish processing line evokes associations with some kind of science fiction film. By the way, does the seat resemble a chair in Vesti broadcasting studio. Oops.
What will happen at this particular workplace?"
Production manager Konstantin Mironenko: "Here people will modify the fillet. Remove the bones that remain after cutting. And the monitors display the work done at each table."
Jobs are the main social component of the new investment project, especially for the residents of Kola and Murmansk
The head of the administration of the Kola region.
Alexander Likholat: “About three hundred places at the end, when we start the entire cycle. And the average wage of a worker is about 60 thousand rubles. This is the level for us. Somewhere next to NOVATEK.”
The company that owns the plant has its own fleet at its disposal, so there will be no problems with raw materials. They intend to supply ready-made frozen and chilled fish products both abroad and to the wholesale markets of Russia. Not to mention the local counters. The producer is a regular participant in the Our Fish project.
Director General of the fishing company Vladimir Khizhnyakov: “A company store will be made. Separately, especially for this product. And not only for this one. We still have a factory in Rosta, we still have something and everything we produce - come, buy. Not at store prices, no trade margins."
The cost of the investment project is more than two billion rubles. It was implemented as part of the state program to support the modernization of the fish processing industry.
Governor of the Murmansk region Andrei Chibis:
"It is fundamentally important that this processing plant - in the territory of the Murmansk region, which provides jobs, investments and taxes. It is clear that in order to start this production there are a number of infrastructure problems. Now we will quickly help our colleagues solve them "
In the near future, the first batch of raw materials will be delivered to the fish processing complex in Kola to start production in test mode. It is expected that the plant will give the first batch of marketable products in February.