The Russian Fishery Company (RRPK) has completed the preparatory stage for the construction of the Russian Mintai fish processing plant in the Nadezhdinskaya Tor region in Primorsky Krai.
As part of the foundations of the new plant, a time capsule was laid, with representatives of the Ministry of Development of the Far East, the Primorsky Krai administration, the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Board of Directors of the RRPK taking part.
‘The Russky Mintai plant construction project has entered the main phase, and has really begun to take shape,’ said RRPK general director Feodor Kirsanov, general director of the RRPK, commenting that modern fish production will soon be taking place at the site, providing the Primorsky Krai region with employment, while consumers will have access to high-quality products made in Russia from Russian raw materials.
The first phase of the processing plant with an output capacity of 100 tonnes per day of finished products is scheduled to be operational no later than 2021.
The initial stage’s main products will be fillet and minced pollock. Russian Mintai plans subsequently to increase the plant’s capacity by a further 20% after 2021 with the commissioning of the second stage, with planned expansion into ready meals for the Russian market as well as for export to China and other Asian markets.
The Russian Mintai project has been made possible under the investment quotas initiative designed to boost the construction of fishing vessels and processing capacity ashore. The total investment in the Russian Mintai project is put at 1.50 billion rubles (€19.90 million) and once commissioned, the factory will have access to an additional 14,500 tonnes of pollock and herring quotas