The future’s aquaculture farming developed in Norway
With ground-breaking technology, Norway Royal Salmon will build fish farms dimensioned for rough weather areas at sea. The company has agreed with Fosen Yards on a contract for the construction of Arctic Offshore Farming.
- For us, it is important and right to work with Norwegian suppliers who know and understand the tough sea areas we will operate in. Offshore aquaculture will give us the opportunity to use new areas and thus help create sustainable growth for the Norwegian aquaculture industry. Through this, Norway will contribute to realizing FAO’s (UN) ambitious goals for growth in aquaculture globally, says CEO Charles Høstlund of NRS, who also places great emphasis on the project reducing the challenge of lice.
- We are delighted and proud over being awarded the contract for Arctic Offshore Farming from Norway Royal Salmon in tough competition with Norwegian and foreign players. This will create a significant number of jobs at Fosen Yard and our wholly owned start-up subsidiary in Emden, Germany, until the autumn of 2020. This contract further contributes to positioning Fosen Yard as a significant player for future aquaculture facilities, says Anders Straumsheim in Fosen Yards
The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has allocated 5,990 tonnes of MTB to this project, which contributes to solving environmental and area challenges in the aquaculture industry. Arctic Offshore Farming is a semi-submersible offshore fish farm that is dimensioned for areas with rough seas. The concept consequently provides access to waters further from the coast. At the same time, the project opens up for closer collaboration between two important competence environments in Norway: Traditional aquaculture competence at Norway Royal Salmon and Norwegian offshore competence. The investment amount for Arctic Offshore Farming is around NOK 700 million and the contract with Fosen Yards is the largest single contract and amounts to just under 50% of the total investment amount.
- This is the largest single investment Norway Royal Salmon has ever made. This project will create world-class jobs, values and food. We are now developing new technology that will contribute to the development of the industry, so of course we are proud, says CEO Charles Høstlund in NRS.