Aquaculture start-up eyes 2022 launch for land-based facility
By Nestor Arellano
Aquaculture company Gaia Salmon AS has signed a contract with turnkey fish farm supplier Eyvi AS and hatchery equipment experts Total Betong to build a land-based salmon farm, according to a report from the Norwegian publication, Rana Blad.
In 2019, Gaia obtained a license to build a facility capable of producing 7,200 tons of fish in the municipality of Træna in northern Norway. The company also has plans for another land-based fish farm in the Kråkøya industrial area north of Rørvik, in central Norway.
Gaia hopes to produce up to 15,000 tons of salmon in the Kråkøya facility.
“Eyvi and Total Betong are world leaders in terms of experience and expertise in building efficient, sustainable food fish facilities,” Bjarne Bjørkan, general manager of Gaia, was quoted in a press release. “They have demonstrated this through many and successful deliveries to the aquaculture industry.”
Eyvi designs and delivers aquaculture production and recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facilities.
Total Betong develop and deliver all types of buildings, facilities, and hatcheries along the Norwegian coastline.