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Salmon Evolution broke the first turf for its land-based fish farm on Tuesday 19 May 2020, and thereby passed an important milestone. This marks the start to the first of three phases.
First construction phase on schedule
At the turf-cutting ceremony, CEO Håkon A Berg expressed his pleasure that work is finally under way on building a facility which he believes will show the way forward for farming fish on land in the future.
“Starting construction is an important milestone for us, and a clear signal that land-based aquaculture will become an important supplement to conventional fish farming,” he said.
“Thanks to the hybrid flow-through system we’re installing, our risk profile will be lower than in many other projects.”
The first phase will provide an annual capacity of 9 000 tonnes (roundfish) of salmon, and is due to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. After the full project has been completed with the third phase in 2028, annual capacity will have increased to 36 000 tonnes.
Construction - Phase 1
Photo: Tony Hall and Ingjarl Skarvøy