A fire broke out in Samherji´s fishmeal plant in Grindavík yesterday afternoon,
workers were not in danger. The housing
suffered considerable damage but a part of the machinery seems to be undamaged.
At this moment it is clear that the factory will not be operated in the near
future but we are looking towards the busiest period for fishmeal- fish oil-,
and frozen roe production. The company
has both property- and business interruption insurance.
The fire will have a negative effect on the company's pelagic fishing
and roe processing and consequently the company's return in the first three months
of the year. It is, at this moment, not
possible to estimate the extent of the impact but by securing the roe
processing in Grindavík the effect could be reduced.