Work under way at £93 million plant on Skye
MARINE Harvest invited local council members to the site of its new feed plant on Skye in June as building work got under way, the Press and Journal reported.
The project, estimated to cost £93 million, is being built by Robertson Construction and community representatives visited the former quarry at Kyleakin to see how work is progressing so far.
A total of 55 full-time jobs will be created later this year as a result of the development.
that the plant is due to be completed by next autumn.
Scotland managing director, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome members of the local community councils to the site to mark the start of construction.
‘Work is progressing well and we will be starting to recruit the new workforce of 55 full-time positions later this year.’
The project follows the successful development of a similar facility in Norway and, once up and running, the Skye plant will also export feed to the company’s operations in Ireland, Norway and the Faroe Islands.