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Torger Rød joins the board of SalMar Ocean. Torger Rød, 45, has joined the board of SalMar Ocean. This wholly owned subsidiary of SalMar ASA is leading the Group’s investment in offshore salmon farming. Rød holds a degree in civil engineering from NTNU and is currently SVP, Head of Corporate Safety and Security (globally) at Equinor, having previously held the position of SVP, Head of Project Development at the same company.

– SalMar Ocean is leading the way in the development of offshore aquaculture, which entails completely different requirements for equipment, technology and routines than in traditional inshore salmon farming. We are facing a period of significant investment in complex projects, which is why I am very pleased to have an international capacity like Torger joining the team, says CEO Olav-Andreas Ervik of SalMar Ocean.

Salmon farming is climate-friendly and efficient food production. Employed in the open ocean it can increase production and value creation as well as stimulate new technology development and innovation. SalMar Ocean and its subsidiary Mariculture are in the final phase of the development work with the deep-water cage Smart Fish Farm, which is specially designed to withstand weather conditions and wave height encountered on the high seas. This will open up the possibility of farming in greater harmony with nature, with minimal environmental impact.

– The aquaculture industry is very exciting both domestically and internationally, and SalMar is a leading company in the field. SalMar Ocean is forward-looking and wants to employ new technology on pioneer projects that I both want to learn from and help develop. I believe that my experience with complex oil and gas and renewable energy projects will fit well with Salmar Oceans plans for the next few years, says Rød.

The Board of SalMar Ocean also consists of Gustav Witzøe, Atle Eide and Bjørn M. Wiggen.