Quality Salmon signs deal with German food processing firm
By Nestor Arellano
Land-based salmon producer Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB has signed up German food processing company BAADER as its major supplier for Quality Salmon’s recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Sweden.
The aquaculture company is building an industry symbiosis and circular industry park on the west coast of Sweden. The land-based fish farm will use green energy to achieve a CO2 positive footprint, zero waste, and zero emission to the sea, the company said.
The industrial park will almost entirely be a circular economy that contains feed factory, salmon farm, slaughter, processing, management of residual products and water purification, according to a press release from BAADER.
When fully developed, the Quality Salmon Industry park will operate on a 140-hectare land site producing up to 100,000 tons of Atlantic salmon per year.
“As the world’s requirement for nutrition is rapidly growing, processing resources in an optimal way is key to providing high-quality food for present and future generations,” said Robert Focke, managing director BAADER Fish. “This is where fully integrated salmon wall-to-wall solutions, from stunning to packing, play a major role.”
BAADER’s processing solutions can cover the entire salmon processing from harvesting to packaging.
“Investing 17–20 SEK billion (US $2 billion – $2.4 billion) in the circular industry park and aiming for a future production of 100,000 tons of salmon per year demonstrates our level of ambition pretty clearly,” said Roy W. Høiås, chief executive officer of Lighthouse Finance AS. “We want to do more than just promote the production of salmon. That is why we have chosen to partner with BAADER as we share a mutual vision that sustainability and innovation are key drivers for success and development of Quality Salmon.”