Geo Salmo to use Artec Aqua’s hybrid RAS
August 29, 2022 By Nestor Arellano
Geo Salmo has chosen onshore aquaculture supplier Artec Aqua to provide the hybrid recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for its land-based salmon farm project in Iceland.
The planned facility which will be located in Þorlákshöfn, near Reykjavik, is expected to produce 18,900 tons of gutted Atlantic salmon.
According to the Icelandic aquaculture company, Artec Aqua will be responsible for the design, engineering, construction and completion of the entire facility. The total contract value is between NOK 1.5 and 1.8 billion for the development of the plant’s first phase.
Construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2023.
The project will use Artec Aqua’s Hybrid System. The temperature profile of the water that comes from wells at the plant in Þorlákshöfn fits very well with Artec Aqua’s self-developed hybrid system. The hybrid system will recycle up to 70 per cent of the water.
“This is a very exciting project that combines our hybrid technology with the advantages of staying in Iceland, where seawater will be supplied via boreholes and filtered naturally through lava rock,” said Ingegjerd Eidsvik, chief executive officer of Artec Aqua. “Being chosen as a total supplier is a confirmation of Artec Aqua’s track record from land-based aquaculture facilities, our technology and the unique expertise that our team possesses.”
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