ASKER, Norway, October 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The advanced RAS (re-circulating aquaculture system) facility is expected to commence construction in 2017 and will incorporate Aqua Maof's proprietary, world leading, RAS technology. Project investment is estimated at $60M.
Grieg NL, one of the world's leading fish farming companies specializing in Atlantic salmon has selected AMG Norway, a subsidiary of the Aqua Maof Group [http://www.aquamaof.com ], to build its state-of-the-art hatchery and nursery facility in Marystown, Newfoundland.
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The facility, which will deploy Aqua Maof's cutting edge RAS technology, will produce 7 million smolt ranging up to 1500 grams. Grieg NL will stock 11 sea-cage sites for the subsequent grow out and harvest of 33,000 annual tons of Atlantic salmon. The overall project investment is estimated at $200M.
Aqua Maof's proprietary technology has proven to be the most efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly articulation of RAS. The new facility in Newfoundland will be the largest and most advanced in the world for salmon. This construction will join other advanced RAS facilities around the world that the company has built and deployed using the company's technology platform. All facilities are demonstrating impressive production results. In addition to the Newfoundland facility, Aqua Maof is in the advanced planning process for 7 more facilities in locations across the globe. About 70% of the planned future facilities will be dedicated to salmon, leveraging Aqua Maof's proprietary technology and efficient cost of production.
Construction of the hatchery will be completed in 2017 with construction of the grow-out sites set to begin in 2017 as well. The companies expect the facility's annual production to reach 33,000 tons by 2023. This will more than double Newfoundland and Labrador's current production of Atlantic salmon.
David Hazut, CEO of Aqua Maof: "We are happy and honored to be chosen by Grieg NL to build the world's most advanced RAS facility that leverages both our company's technology and aquaculture experience. Indeed, our advanced solution for indoor fish production is sustainable, environmentally responsible (green) and cost efficient. This facility will be another confirmation that our technology is the best solution to the aquaculture industry's challenges and the growing demand for seafood in all markets."
Knut Skeidsvoll, General Manager of Grieg NL: "We are happy to collaborate with AMG Norway and Aqua Maof to build the world's most advanced RAS facility. Aqua Maof's technology will protect our project's values of sustainability, maintain the highest environmental standards and also achieve the most efficient cost of production, thus contributing to the project's overall success. We see great potential for salmon farming in Newfoundland and Labrador and plan to leverage Aqua Maof's experience and technology to deliver the best production results and become a leading producer of fresh salmon products."
About Grieg NL:
Grieg NL is part of the Grieg Group of Companies, headquartered in Bergen, Norway. With over 2000 employees in 15 countries, its main activities, in addition to salmon farming, are deep sea shipping, logistics and advisory services. Grieg has been involved in salmon farming for 23 years in Norway, Shetland and British Columbia, Canada.
For more information please visit: http://www.griegseafood.no/ [http://www.griegseafood.no ]
About the Aqua Maof Group:
The Aqua Maof Group is a world leader in indoor aquaculture technology. With over 30 years of experience, Aqua Maof's team of technology and aquaculture experts have been providing research and development, as well as comprehensive production, systems and operations solutions for aqua farming in over 50 locations around the world. Aqua Maof's unique indoor fish production facilities offer the world's most advanced, sustainable and environmental friendly solutions to today's industry's needs and goals. The company has in operation several facilities and is currently in advanced planning to build 7 additional facilities in locations around the world.
One of these advanced facilities will facilitate Blue fin tuna broodstock spawning for an associate company's fingerling production.
For more information please visit: http://www.aquamaof.com
Yoav Dagan, VP
Aqua Maof Group