SALMON EVOLUTION ON SCHEDULE TO RECEIVE FISH NEXT MARCH
Salmon Evolution on schedule to receive fish next March. Almost 200 people are in full swing at Salmon Evolution’s Indre Harøy fish farm, with nine of 12 tanks completed and both input pipes in place to take water from 25 and 95 metres respectively.
This means the company is on schedule for receiving its first fish at the land-based facility in western Norway during March 2022, project director Kamilla M Holo confirms.
“We’re maintaining the planned progress, and are now moving towards a testing phase,” she says. “This will involve checking functions, equipment and components until we take delivery of the first fish tanks.
“At the same time, we’re still in a construction phase and will be working to complete the complete farm towards the end of 2022.”
Outfitting work in the administrative section is also under way, an enthusiastic Holo reports.
“It’s fantastic to see the farm take share and to know that we’re approaching the start to operations at Indre Harøy. This, of course, is where many of our employees are to work in the future.”
Salmon Evolution AS was established in 2017 to pursue salmon farming on land. Their first production facility is currently under construction on Indre Harøy. Strategically located on the Norwegian west coast, the site offers access to an educated and experienced workforce, an established infrastructure for salmon farming, renewable energy and unlimited fresh seawater.
This facility is being developed in three phases, with phase 1 due to provide an annual capacity of 9 000 tonnes when completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The overall project is designed for a total annual capacity of 36 000 tonnes from its completion in 2028. It is based on a hybrid flow-through system (HFS) which ensures controlled and optimal growth conditions, and limits the risk of parasites and diseases.
Combined with a global expansion plan, They’re targeting an annual production capacity of about 70 000 tonnes in the medium- to long-term perspective.