Electrification of fishmeal factory in Eskifjordur

Mannvit took on the task of electrification of Eskja’s fishmeal factory in East Iceland. Mannvit handled the construction management and the design of various machinery, HVAC and structural design. Numerous other companies worked on the project, which is a big step forward and markedly increases the plant’s competitiveness.  The project included, for example, electrification of dryers that were previously run with energy produced using oil.

The project also included various alterations to the factory. The changes will have very positive impact on the environment and the factory’s profitability by lowering energy costs and reducing emissions into the atmosphere. By using renewable energy, the fishmeal factory will avoid price fluctuations and unexpected increases in future operating costs from imported fuel.

Role

  • Construction management
  • Various machinery design
  • HVAC
  • Structural design
30%
Energy savings
100
Eskja‘s employees
2012
Completion

Eskja hf in Eskifjordur is one of the leading fishing companies in Iceland. For over 70 years the company has been the mainstay of the economy in Eskifjordur and operates three vessels and one of the most advanced fishmeal and pelagic fish factory in the North Atlantic.