- Verification of laminar water flow technology
- Salmon’s natural habitat recreated on land
- De-risks business case significantly
16 December 2021 – Following a period of successful testing, Andfjord Salmon has verified the laminar water flow technology at its first pool at Kvalnes, Andøya.
“In practice, this confirms that we have been able to recreate wild salmon’s natural habitat on land. In the wild, salmon swims in laminar water flows in the ocean, similar to what we now have in our pool at Andøya. Never have I been more certain that we will meet our ambition of building the world's most sustainable aquaculture facility of its kind,” says Martin Rasmussen, CEO of Andfjord Salmon.
During the past couple of weeks, Andfjord Salmon has gradually increased the intensity of its flow-through technology tests. The tests have included utilization of the complete water inlet and outlet infrastructure, filling of pool, activation of power adapters, gradual increase of the laminar water flow – from minimum to maximum – and measurements of the water flow, plus analyses of how the pool infrastructure reacts to the laminar water flow.
The laminar water flow is the heart of Andfjord Salmon's flow-through technology. It is this technology that enables the creation of a natural environment in which the salmon can thrive in. It also allows the company to produce fish at an energy cost at only 1 kWh per kilo.
A flow-through system with laminar water flow reduces energy consumption and associated costs significantly as there is no need to lift, filter or heat the seawater. Simply because the seawater is clean and holds a perfect temperature as it is sourced directly from the nearby Andfjord.
“This is a major technological milestone for Andfjord Salmon and a really nice Christmas present to our shareholders, utilizing our own technology. We were always confident in the technological capabilities, but humble to the fact demonstrating it in practice is what matters. As such, the successful verification of the laminar water flow helps to de-risk our business case substantially,” says Martin Rasmussen.
The testing and fine tuning of the laminar water flow technology, and other pool functions, will continue over the coming months.
Andfjord Salmon’s aim is to release first smolt during the second quarter 2022.
ABOUT ANDFJORD SALMON
Located at Kvalnes on the island of Andøya on the Arctic Archipelago of Vesterålen, Norway, Andfjord Salmon has developed an innovative and sustainable aquaculture concept for land-based farming of Atlantic salmon, based on a flow-through technology solution. The company's ambition is to build the world's most sustainable aquaculture facility of its kind.
Andfjord Salmon AS is listed on Euronext Growth under the ticker ANDF.