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Kvarøy Smolt signs with AKVA group for its RAS hatchery upgrades

September 12, 2022  By RAStech staff

Kvarøy Smolt hatchery facility (Photo: AKVA Group)

Kvarøy Smolt has chosen AKVA group Land Based Norway at Sømna, as supplier in connection with the further upgrading of its hatchery facility located in Mo Industripark, Mo i Rana. The delivery includes, among other things, 10 fish tanks, inlet and outlet systems and CO₂ aeration.

General Manager Arnt-Magne Vollan of AKVA group Land-Based Norway says that he believes part of the success of the project so far has been the good cooperation between the local players.

The project, which began in 2021, is a further upgrade of hatchery facilities for Kvarøy Smolt in Mo Industripark. When this step is completed, the entire 35-year-old facility will be newly renovated. With the latest upgrades, Kvarøy Smolt will exceed NOK200 million (US$20.2 million) in investments in the hatchery facilities in recent years. Start-up for AKVA group is planned towards the end of the year with a six-month installation time.


“We are very pleased to be chosen as a supplier and see it as a declaration of confidence when Kvarøy Smolt chooses to extend our good collaboration,” says Vollan.

Kvarøy Smolt has a concession of 5.5 million smolt and has applied to extend this to 8.5. After the latest upgrades, the facility will be sized to handle this increase.

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