Norwegian salmon producer SalmoTerra has recently partnered with aquaculture technology supplier, Graintec, in the construction of their first, land-based grow-out facility. The facility will be based in Øygarden, nearby to Bergen.

'In the beginning of 2022, the construction of the new facility will take off, and phase one is expected in production in first half of 2023. Phase one has the capacity to produce 2700 tons of Atlantic Salmon annually. After completion of phase 2 the total production capacity will reach 8000 tons annually and will therefore be one of the largest land-based grow-out facilities in Norway,' detailed Graintec in a press release published in November.

On the subject of the project, Managing Director of SalmoTerra, Harald Schreiner Fiksdal, explained: 'Our clear vision is to create optimal conditions for the well-being of the fish in our visionary RAS plant. We wanted a supplier to partner up with, a partner with shared values and visions. Graintec has a long project-history within large projects. They understood our expectations and supported us in creating peace of mind for our investors for this great project in Bergen."

Echoing his sentiments, Michael Mortensen the CEO of Graintec said: 'We are looking forward to a long partnership as trusted advisor. SalmoTerra marks an important milestone for Graintec as this is our first fish farm project. Having supplied salmon feed plants and feeding solutions for more than two decades we have a long track-record in delivering complex projects to the salmon industry. We have invested heavily in building up RAS competences and have developed a unique RAS concept that will allow SalmoTerra to realize their vision of farming sustainable salmon of highest quality.'

This marks a first for both companies: for Graintec in supplying a RAS facility and SalmoTerra for the construction of its first land-based salmon farm.

For more information on Graintec click, HERE.

For more information on SalmoTerra click, HERE.

Image caption, from left: Kai André Stæger-Holst, CFO, Harald Schreiner Fiksdal, CEO from SalmoTerra and Jens Jensen, Business Developer and Michael Mortensen, CEO from Graintec.

Image credit: Graintec

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