GC Rieber VivoMega announces completion of its $75m facility expansion

Published: 12-Jun-2024

GC Rieber VivoMega (GCRV) is thrilled to announce the completion and grand opening of its new omega-3 manufacturing facility campus in Norway

The grand opening ceremony took place on 24 May 2024 when its Chair and GC Rieber group CEO, Jan Roger Bjerkestrand, cut the ribbon and introduced the new facility, which will enable GC Rieber VivoMega to double the output of their high-end triglyceride form of marine omega-3s EPA and DHA and certified vegan EPA and DHA algal oils.

GC Rieber VivoMega announces completion of its m facility expansion

“This is an exciting time for GC Rieber VivoMega and our customers,” said Snorre Glærum Strand, CEO at GC Rieber VivoMega.

“With the supply of fish oils starting to normalise somewhat thanks to improvements in ongoing fishery, and the growing demand for sustainable, traceable, high-quality omega-3 increases, this new facility allows us to meet the varying consumer needs, including a vegan alternative EPA and DHA.” 

The 5-year $75m expansion investment included

  • a 38,000 metric ton storage tank park
  • an electric steam boiler that allows its three facilities to run on 100% renewable energy
  • additional heating capabilities to help maintain the quality of the oils and allow for easier extraction in winter
  • additional nitrogen to remove oxygen for improved sensory profiles.

Snorre Glærum Strand continued: “To further minimise our eco-footprint, we utilised much of the existing infrastructure, including docks, tanks and laboratories. We are also proud to announce that this addition will bring new jobs to GCRV as we continue to grow.”

The manufacturing campus fully aligns with the EU Green Deal initiatives and the UN Global Compact guidelines.

GC Rieber VivoMega is also SEDEX-certified. The new facility makes GC Rieber VivoMega one of the world’s largest fish and algae manufacturing and storage facilities, putting sustainability and quality first. 

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