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Kingfish extends Ramboll contract in Jonesport RAS project


(Photo: The Kingfish Company)

Engineering firm Ramboll will engage in further work in the design and engineering phase of The Kingfish Company’s recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Jonesport, Maine.

Kingfish Maine recently announced its new contract for Ramboll to support the aquaculture company’s RAS project in Jonesport which is intended to produce 6,000 to 8,000 tons of yellowtail annually.

Ramboll focuses on developing sustainable engineering solutions in a diverse field covering environment, water, health, architecture and aquaculture. The company was initially engaged by Kingfish through its Jonesport project’s permitting process.

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“Based on collaboration with Ramboll over the past year, and their experience with RAS facilities in Scandinavia, we are confident in this global partnership and the anticipated operational results of our advanced RAS technology facility in Maine,” said Ohad Maiman, founder and chief executive officer of The Kingfish Company.

Ramboll has led several major projects in the aquaculture industry around the world. Most recently, Ramboll was selected to help design and build the first large-scale, land-based salmon farm in Sweden.
“We’re excited to expand our partnership on this project, which is aligned with Ramboll’s mission to create sustainable societies where people and nature flourish, and to help design and build the high-tech infrastructure needed to make efficient, large-scale production of yellowtail in the US a reality,” said Mark Travers, executive vice-president, global practice development at Ramboll.
The Jonesport facility launched The Kingfish Company’s expansion into the US.
The site was chosen for the state’s clean seawater source, the benefit of available seafood processing and logistics infrastructure, academic institutions supporting RAS education and R&D, the state’s regulatory advancement toward RAS, and the positive reception received from the Jonesport community.