We are a land-based salmon farmer, strategically located on the west coast of Norway. As a member of the Norwegian aquaculture cluster, we have unmatched access to fresh seawater, expertise, renewable energy and an established infrastructure.
Salmon Evolution AS was established in 2017 to pursue salmon farming on land. Our first facility is under construction on the Norwegian west coast at Indre Harøy in Hustadvika municipality, part of Møre og Romsdal county.
The first construction phase will provide an annual roundweight capacity of 9 000 tonnes of fish, rising to 36 000 tonnes on completion. Our global expansion plan envisages a total output of about 70 000 annual tonnes.
Our strategic location ensures that we can adopt the most suitable technology for farming fish on land. With this hybrid flow-through system (HFS), we can take in – and replace – large quantities of clean and fresh water from off our shores. This is the same seawater which has provided the basis for developing Norway’s salmon-farming industry over several decades.
NORWAY AND ASIA
Aiming to produce 70 000 tonnes
We emphasise rational operation, fish welfare and minimal environmental impact. Clean water from off the coast creates optimal farming and environmental conditions, better growth and shorter production time. Treating waste water and reusing marine resources will minimise our environmental footprint.
We have entered into a partnership with Dongwon South Korea’s Dongwon Industries, one of the world’s leading seafood companies. Plans involve us to build a fish farm on land in South Korea, utilising the technology from Norway’s Artec Aqua which we have chosen for our Indre Harøy facility.
Extending the ocean potential
Responsible, knowledgeable and originative
Our concept is based on preserving and reusing marine resources and on minimising our environmental footprint.
Farming fish on land, with each tank as a defined and isolated biological zone, gives us full control of water parameters and the production environment in order to eliminate lice and other parasite as well as minimising infection.
A closed system also means that there is no risk of the salmon escaping from the farm.
Combining supplies of clean and fresh seawater with reuse minimises energy consumption for pumping and heating water in the farm. That contributes to competitive operating costs, even when compared with farming in the sea.
Our energy plant has a very high output in relation to the energy used. It ensures a high and stable temperature which contributes to increased growth.
Treating waste water and reusing fish sludge to produce biogas and short-travelled fertiliser are among our contributions to a circular economy.
We want to be a beacon of sustainable development through our vision of extending the ocean potential. We are stretching ourselves ever further to comply with our values: responsible, knowledgeable, originative.