25 March 2022
Last week, the Storting's (the Norwegian Parliament's) Standing Committee on Business and Industry visited Andfjord Salmon at Kvalnes. "The committee is interested and engaged, and understands the value of innovation here at Andøya," explains Martin Rasmussen, CEO of Andfjord Salmon AS.
The committee was given a thorough tour of the first fish farming pool at Kvalnes. The pool testing is complete, and it will be filled with smolt during the second quarter. It is not only the pool that stands ready, but the entire circular and innovative production line.
"The politicians asked a lot of questions about both our method and our location. We received a lot of feedback that it is very positive to have a land-based model that takes advantage of the natural advantages we have on Andøya," says Rasmussen.
On track for release of smolt in Q2 2022
Andfjord Salmon has verified through successful testing that the laminar flow in the pool works as planned. The first flow-through pool will produce 1,000 tonnes of salmon HOG, and the company has a total potential of 90,000 tonnes HOG.
"We will produce salmon in a completely new way, with very low energy consumption. In my view, the Storting politicians greatly appreciated the tour with us, where they gained insight into our completely new solutions," says Rasmussen.