Eimskip has reached an agreement with VHE, Kælismidjan Frost ehf. and Sudurverk hf. of building a 10,000 ton cold storage facility on the harbor site in Hafnarfjördur, Iceland.
The new cold storage is designed by the architect Anna Margrét Hauksdóttir at AVH Architects, together with consultants and designers at VSB, EFLA and VSÓ consulting.
Considerable recent increases in the fishing and processing of pelagic fish, call for increased cold storage space and services. In addition, there is growing demand for warehouse services for frozen consumer goods. Since 1970, Eimskip has had its operations in Hafnarfjörður and operates, among other, extensive services for the fishing industry. Fjardarfrost, Eimskip's current cold storage in Hafnarfjördur, has capacity of approximately 3,000 tons.
The first phase of the new facility is expected to be in operation in the third quarter of 2015 and finalized before the end of the year. In addition, there is an option to enlarge the cold storage facilities in Hafnarfjördur in stages, up to a total of 27,000 tons, according to customer needs.
By this investment, Eimskip is following up on development to be able to improve services to customers. The fishing industry is one of the main foundations of the Icelandic economy and services to the fishing industry therefore one of the main focus in the company's operation.