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Salmon Evolution girds for phase 2 of Indre Harøy project

February 8, 2022  By  Nestor Arellano

With the first phase of its recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) project in Indre Harøy nearing completion, Salmon Evolution is moving fast to prepare the ground for the phase 2 of the project.

The first smolt from phase 1 of Indre Harøy is expected to be released in March 2022.

The Norwegian aquaculture company expects the phase 1 to produce an annual capacity of 9,000 tonnes of salmon. Phase 2 will add a further 7,900 tonnes HOG (head on gutted) of annual production. This will bring the total planned production volume to 15,800 tonnes HOG per annum.


The company also reported yesterday that it has signed  a Heads of Terms with Artec Aqua for phase 2. Artec Aqua is a turnkey supplier of onshore aquaculture technologies. The company was provided the aquaculture solutions used for phase 1 of the Indre Harøy project.

Phase 2 is projected to cost NOK 1.3 to 1.4 billion (US$1.4 to US$1.5 billion).

The agreement spells out the main commercial terms to be reflected in a final design and construction agreement between the parties.

“As the phase 1 build out at Indre Harøy now is nearing completion, we are very pleased to start the preparations for phase 2 construction,” said  Håkon André Berg, CEO of Salmon Evolution. “Phase 2 will stand on the shoulders of a successful phase 1 ramp-up and together with Artec Aqua we expect to realize significant efficiency gains while at the same time being able to continue optimizing the facility.”

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