ANDFJORD SALMON APPOINTS PROJECT DIRECTOR
Andfjord Salmon appoints project director. Andfjord Salmon has announced the appointment of Jostein Nilssen as its Project Director. Nilssen has international experience as a project manager and Offshore Installation Manager in ConocoPhillips, and was most recently Production Director in Øksnes Entreprenør
“Jostein Nilssen has highly relevant and unique experience in developing big international projects. He has documented his ability to implement and deliver through having led innovative projects for one of the world’s biggest oil companies. Jostein Nilssen will have a key role in the future development of the company’s facilities,” says Martin Rasmussen, CEO of Andfjord Salmon AS.
Jostein Nilssen has experience from the position of Offshore Installation Manager on Ekofisk for ConocoPhillips. In the same company, he served as project manager for the first turnarounds of the LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility in Darwin, Australia, which is similar to the Snøhvit facility at Melkøya. He was also based in Houston for three years, with overriding responsibility for follow-up and coordination of maintenance/turnarounds for all of ConocoPhillips’s onshore and offshore facilities. During the last four years, Nilssen has been Production Director in Øksnes Entreprenør with overriding responsibility for all of its projects and factories.
“Andfjord Salmon has ambitions and concrete development plans that are very attractive. Being allowed to take part in this industrial adventure is an opportunity one cannot pass up. With my experience from technological innovations both offshore and onshore, I’m really looking forward to using my expertise in the future development of the company,” says Nilssen.
Andfjord Salmon AS is developing land-based facilities at three different sites on Andøya. This summer, the first pool was completed and handed over. This pool is now entering a test phase, while the development of the remaining pools and sites is proceeding at full capacity. In total, Andfjord Salmon has the potential to produce 90,000 tonnes of salmon HOG.
In contrast to other land-based initiatives, Andfjord Salmon AS uses flow-through technology, with technological adaptations developed by the company itself. The facility utilises its unique access to tempered water directly from the Gulf Stream, and is not dependent on pumping, heating/cooling, or other costly operations. It´s estimated that the energy usage is as low as 1 kWh per kilo of produced salmon.
“We are on schedule with our long-term plans to produce approximately 90,000 tonnes of salmon, with the smallest environmental footprint ever seen. Jostein Nilssen is the best person to have with us when we will now be realising our further development plans”, says Rasmussen.