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Milestones for Marine Harvest Salmon Processing Plant in Rosyth

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Work is well underway at the former Lexmark facility in Rosyth as it goes through its transformation into a modern salmon processing plant - the largest in Scotland producing over 48,000 tonnes in 2014.

The new multi-million development at Admiralty Park took a major step forward in December 2014 producing its first pack of the award winning Harbour Salmon Co introduced by Marine Harvest.

In 2011, the site was acquired by one of the world’s largest producers of Atlantic Salmon, Marine Harvest, and the company want to see the 200,000 square foot processing plant becoming one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

Andy Stapley, managing director of Marine Harvest VAP UK, said: “This is not just a milestone for the company, but also for the salmon farming industry as Marine Harvest brings to the market the whole process from farm to fork which has not been the case until now. It’s great news for the company and also great news for the local economy which will benefit from new jobs across a range of disciplines.”

The plant carried out recruitment in the run up to Christmas, so far 30 members of staff –28 from the West Fife area, have been recruited. A total of 23 previously unemployed workers were among those offered posts. Another 80 are due to follow by the end of April.

Depute council leader Councillor Lesley Laird executive member for Economy & Planning stated, “Marine Harvest VAP UK is another example of the strong support the council and other partners can give to businesses looking to make Fife their home. The council's Invest in Fife team has worked with the company for five years to help bring them to the Kingdom and now the Opportunities Fife team is working with them to help them find local people for their new workforce.”

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