Andfjord Salmon has been awarded NOK 14 million in a grant from Innovation Norway

"This is verification that we are creating innovation and sustainable innovation in the industry", says Helge Krøgenes, director of finance at Andfjord Salmon.

6th Desember 2019:

The company has developed its own patent pending technology for land-based farming. The technology means that the salmon cannot escape or be exposed to either salmon lice or dangerous algae.

¨The project represents new technology and a new way of seeing aquaculture and natural conditions in context¨, says specialist adviser Bjørn Kymre at Innovation Norway, Nordland.

The plant is under construction at Kvalnes on Andøya in Vesterålen, and the fish will swim in the tanks as early as June 2020.

A number of development projects are being carried out in the aquaculture industry. Most are aimed at new solutions for aquaculture, but we also support solutions for onshore production. Innovation Norway wants to contribute to the testing of different solutions that can contribute to development and sustainability in the Norwegian aquaculture industry and the Norwegian supplier industry, says Kymre.

Andfjord Salmon's vision is to write aquaculture history. Now that we are receiving considerable support from Innovation Norway, we get verified that we are on the right track. We are about to create something truly unique that has the good answers to complex challenges, "says acting chairman Roy Bernt Pettersen.

"Our production method is also less expensive than other onshore plants, and we will by far be self-sufficient with energy through solar cells and wind power," says Krøgenes.

Andfjord Salmon currently has a license of 10,000 tonnes of salmon. This award from Innovation Norway is valid for the first phase, which is a pool of 1,000 tonnes. The company has also secured areas with a total potential production volume of 70,000 tonnes of salmon.

Contact:

Helge Krøgenes, dir. for financing and business development, mobile: 930 96 109, helge@andfjord.no

Roy Bernt Pettersen, working chairman, mobile 472 79 764, roy@andfjord.no