SalmoTerra to partner with Graintec for company’s first land-based fish farm

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After completion of phase 2, total production capacity for the site near Bergen will reach 8,000 tonnes annually.

On Tuesday, Danish aquaculture technology supplier, Graintec issued a press release announcing their partnership with SalmoTerra for the construction of their first land-based grow-out facility, located on Øygarden just outside Bergen, Norway.

According to the press release, Graintec, will deliver all parts of the fish farm based on Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS) technology.

Construction of the new facility is expected to start at the beginning of 2022, with phase one expected to be in operation by the first half of 2023.

Phase one has the capacity to produce 2,700 tonnes of Atlantic Salmon annually. After completion of phase 2 the total production capacity will reach 8,000 tonnes annually and will therefore be one of the largest land-based grow-out facilities in Norway.

Commenting on the development, Harald Schreiner Fiksdal, Managing Director at SalmoTerra said,“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.“

Meanwhile, Michael Mortensen, CEO of Graintec added, ”SalmoTerra is a well-worked project and with very talented people on board. 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.”

He continued, “Graintec is committed to develop sustainable aquaculture technology. 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.”

From left: Kai André Stæger-Holst, CFO, Harald Schreiner Fiksdal, CEO, SalmoTerra and Jens Jensen, Business Developer, Michael Morten, CEO, Graintec.

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