GC Rieber VivoMega, global supplier of high-quality omega-3 concentrates, broke ground on its 5-year $75 million investment plan as a part of its new manufacturing facility.
The Norwegian manufacturing site broke ground on their new facility earlier this month. The company also recently added three new stainless steel fish oil tanks to its facility, each with the capacity to hold 2,800m3 or just under 740,000 pounds.
The nearly 70-foot tall structures were shipped directly to its dock and allows the company to now store more than 35,000 U.S. tons of crude fish oil within its facility.
This will help us adjust to current supply chain challenges and meet our customers' ongoing needs
“This facility and tank expansion makes us one of the world's largest fish oil manufacturing and storage facilities. It doubles the output of our high-end omega-3s EPA and DHA,” said Ståle Søfting, Sales and Marketing Director at GC Rieber VivoMega. "We are thrilled to complete these first steps, which will help us adjust to current supply chain challenges and meet our customers' ongoing needs."
The facility development is expected to be fully operational in early 2024, and in traditional GC Rieber fashion, it is putting eco-friendly practices at the forefront of the endeavor. To minimise its impact, the company will utilise existing infrastructure; its docks, tanks, laboratories, and energy, and only build what is necessary. The next step in the facility development is to update its technology platform in their existing manufacturing plants.