HKScan Finland Oy and SRV Construction Ltd have concluded a contract agreement for the construction of HKScan's new production plant in Rauma. The construction contract covers premises of approximately 23 000 m2: production, technical and office facilities as well as a wastewater pre-treatment plant, among others.

The construction of the production plant will commence in early 2016 and it is due for operation during late 2017. The new production plant will replace HKScan's existing production plant in Eura.

Innovative Kariniemen products

HKScan's new production plant will focus on the increasingly expanding poultry segment and the production of broiler products. The investment will increase production capacity and shorten production throughput times and further improve the quality of products. The technology selected for the production plant will make it possible to develop innovative new Kariniemen products for the Group's home and export markets.

All procurement will use solutions pursuant to HKScan's sustainability programme from the points of view of material, energy and environmental efficiency. For the personnel, the new production plant translates into significant improvement in occupational safety and well-being at work through modern processes that meet current requirements. The total value of the investment is approximately EUR 80 million.

HKScan published stock exchange releases on the matter on 13 October 2014, 5 August 2015 and 1 October 2015.

HKScan and SRV have common history

SRV’s first project at the turn of the 1980s and 1990s was the construction of the production plant of Estonian Rakvere Lihakombinaat. The production plant was designed by Tuottajain Lihakeskuskunta and built at the same time as HKScan's Vantaa production plant. The technical solutions of the plants were partly identical at the time. Rakvere Lihakombinaat has been part of HKScan Group since 1998, and it is nowadays a part of AS HKScan Estonia.

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HKScan is the leading Nordic meat expert. We sell, market and produce high-quality, responsibly produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, processed meats and convenience foods under strong brand names. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home markets comprise Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2014, HKScan had net sales of approximately EUR 2.0 billion and some 7 700 employees.

SRV is Finland's leading project management contractor that develops and constructs business premises, housing, infrastructure and logistics projects. In addition to Finland, the company operates in Russia and Estonia. SRV Group's net sales amounted to EUR 684.4 million in 2014. SRV has approximately 1 000 employees.