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BAADER Joins Collaboration – Salmon wall-to-wall processing solution provider BAADER joins collaboration to build the salmon industry’s most modern and sustainable circular industry park.

Quality Salmon has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the world’s most experienced suppliers of wall-to-wall salmon processing solutions BAADER.

By this agreement, BAADER enters cooperation with all stakeholders along the industry park’s value chain from rearing to packaged transport to develop and provide wholistic, automated, digitalized and sustainable processing solutions that best support the project’s overarching goal.

Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB and BAADER from Lübeck in Germany signed a letter of intent for cooperation. The Quality Salmon industry symbiosis and circular industry park will be a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) built on the west coast of Sweden, ensuring a fully green energy usage towards a CO2 positive footprint, zero waste, and zero-emission to the sea.

“As the world’s requirement for nutrition is rapidly growing, processing resources in an optimal way is key to providing high-quality food for present and future generations. This is where fully integrated salmon wall-to-wall solutions, from stunning to packing, play a major role”, says Robert Focke, Managing Director BAADER Fish.

“We are pleased to support Quality Salmon in creating sustainable salmon processing. By best-combining automation, digitalization and humanization in the wholistic processing solutions we provide, we share common values with the projects aim of joining forces in creating the most sustainable salmon production”, says Robert Focke, Managing Director BAADER Fish.
“We are convinced that RAS farming in combination with state-of-the-art BAADER processing technology and the comprehensive collection and analysis of information in the value chain will not only help to meet the future demand for safe and sustainable proteins but will also make an important contribution to the development of regions with limited infrastructure and employment opportunities”, says Robert Focke, Managing Director BAADER Fish.

“Investing 17 – 20 SEK billion in the circular industry park and aiming for a future production of 100.000 tons of salmon per year demonstrates our level of ambition pretty clearly. We want to do more than just promote the production of salmon. That is why we have chosen to partner with BAADER as we share a mutual vision that sustainability and innovation are key drivers for success and development of Quality Salmon”, stated Roy W. Høiås, CEO of Lighthouse Finance AS.

When fully developed, the Quality Salmon Industry park will operate on a 140-hectare land site producing up to 100,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon per year. The industrial park will include all functions and production will almost entirely be a circular economy that contains feed factory, salmon farm, slaughter, processing, management of residual products and water purification.
About Lighthouse Finance A/S and Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB
Lighthouse Finance was founded in 2013 and it is a global Norwegian-owned company with its headquarters in Oslo. The company is well-established in the seafood industry and specializes in raising capital, financing and management, covering the entire seafood value chain. Lighthouse Finance has financed several establishments of fish farms, integrated aquaculture systems and large-scale fishing and logistics vessels in Europe, North America and Asia. The company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, USA and Singapore. Quality Salmon is a concept that Lighthouse Finance invests in to globally develop Aqua Sustainable Industry Parks