Bio-marine Ireland Ltd gets green light for €40m project

Donegal County Council has granted initial planning permission for the construction of a €40m, seven-acre facility, for Bio-marine Ingredients Ltd, adjacent to the new pier in Killybegs, Co Donegal.

According to chief executive, Jason Whooley, BII is projected to create 70 long-term jobs and a further 50 jobs in the construction phase.”This project fits very comfortably into the recently launched Action Plan for Jobs 2015 which places particular emphasis on balanced regional development and job creation.”

“We are very excited at the prospect of creating marine ingredients and high-value nutritional products from species such a blue whiting and boarfish.”BII chairman Martin Howley added that the project would be massive boast for Killybegs and its hinterland: ”This town and Co Donegal as a whole is crying out for new employment opportunities….As an area, we have suffered terribly during the economic collapse. Our project can play a part in helping the northwest turn the corner. The prospect of construction jobs by the late summer is very exciting for all concerned.”

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