19th of August 2020:
Andfjord Salmon AS has acquired three large areas of land in Andøya. The zoning processes for the localities Fiskenes and Breivik are moving forward rapidly, and a zoning decision is expected at the beginning of January 2021.
An expansion to a total of 70.000 tonnes MAB (maximum allowed biomass) is currently on the company’s agenda. The first 30.000 MAB will be located at Kvalnes, which is already regulated and currently under construction. The remaining 40.000 MAB will be located in Breivik and Fiskenes, both some kilometers further north of Kvalnes, on the east coast of Andøya.
“The work with the zoning process officially began with a planning notice in February 2020. A planning program has been developed, that undergoes the environmental impact assessment. The planning program was approved by the municipal council in Andøy municipality in June 2020”, reports Helge Krøgenes, Director of Finance and Business Development.
Several field inspections will be carried out for various topics that will undergo environmental impact assessments. In the fall of 2020, the result from the studies will form the basis for the design of the facilities and its land-use utilization, in addition to further planning proposals.
“Our further development plans have gained much political support, both locally and centrally. Submission for zoning plan proposals will be available at the end of 2020, and a final decision on the zoning plan at the beginning of 2021”, confirms Krøgenes.
Helge Krøgenes, Director of Finance and Business Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, +47 930 96 109