When phase two has been completed, Andfjord Salmon will be able to release smolt during wintertime, with water intake at the depth of 160 meters, which ensures optimal winter temperatures for salmon farming. The facility initially do not have this flexibility, with only the 30 meters intake being completed in the fall of 2020.
As previously reported, Andfjord Salmon AS has expedited the process of building phase two of the salmon farming facility at Kvalnes, as well as phase three with the expansion of localities Fiskenes and Breivik. The company’s goal is to reach a total production of 70.000-ton MAB (maximum allowed biomass) at locations Kvalnes, Fiskenes and Breivik, Andøya.
The ambition is to build the world’s largest and most sustainable aquaculture facility of its kind. The Atlantic Arctic ocean water is retrieved from a depth of 30 and 160 meters in Andfjorden, which gives optimal farming conditions all year. The facility eliminates threats relating to sea lice, dangerous algae and escapes, with an estimated operating expenses (OPEX) of NOK 34 per kilogram salmon produced. The pools are located below sea level, and will therefore be filled up with fresh oxygen-rich sea water at a rate of 15-17 times a day. Andfjord Salmon AS has patented its unique and sustainable aquaculture method.
Martin Rasmussen, CEO, Andfjord Salmon, +47 975 08 665, email: firstname.lastname@example.org