RAS provider signs deal to supply Nova Sea-owned smolt producer’s new $100 million facility

Editorial Staff

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) supplier Pure Salmon Technology (formerly known as Krüger Kaldnes) has announced that it will continue its partnership with Nova Sea-owned smolt producer Helgeland Smolt, contributing to the development of a new smolt facility in Kilvika, Meløy.

Following the implementation of the complete systems at Helgeland Smolt’s facilities in Reppen and Sundsfjord, the same technology will be integrated into the new Kilvik facility, promising a future of streamlined operations.

Construction on the new NOK 1 billion ($100 million) production facility is expected to begin soon, and the first smolt will be delivered from the new facility in spring 2026.

When the facility is fully operational, it will produce 6,000 metric tons of smolt annually in sizes ranging from 500-2,000 grams.

Pure Salmon Technology will be responsible for delivering comprehensive electro and automation solutions, including their NJORD digital platform, which allows for advanced control and monitoring to optimize operations and enhance fish welfare.

Arne Gransjøen, CEO of Helgeland Smolt, expressed satisfaction with the deal, citing Pure Salmon Technology’s specialization in RAS and their proven record in automation as key reasons for their selection.

Kent Kongsdal Rasmussen, CEO of Pure Salmon Technology, is optimistic about the company’s trajectory, citing a surge in interest for their recently developed post-smolt design and automation package. This project with Helgeland Smolt, alongside another recent venture with Grieg Seafoods, signals a bright future for the Sandefjord-based company in the RAS sector.


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