Electrification of fishmeal factory, Neskaupstadur

Mannvit took on the task of electrification of a fishmeal factory for Síldarvinnslan in Neskaupstadur, in east Iceland. Mannvit handled the construction management and the design of various machinery, HVAC and structural design. Several other contractors 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 change 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.


  • Construction management
  • Various machinery design
  • HVAC
  • Structural design
Energy savings
Sildarvinnsla‘s employees

Síldarvinnslan hf. is one of the largest seafood company in Iceland with fishing and land-based operations based on a long experience in processing and shipping. The company is the largest in Iceland in the fishing and processing of pelagic species, and the largest producer of fishmeal and fish oil in Iceland. Síldarvinnslan operates a cutting edge fish processing plant, three well-equipped fishmeal and fish oil factories and operates three vessels in pelagic fishing. Affiliates of Síldarvinnslan operate six pelagic and freezer vessels. Síldarvinnslan also provides specialized port services in the town of Neskaupstad.


Fishmeal factory