West Coast Salmon picks AquaMaof for RAS project
By Nestor Arellano
Land-based salmon farming equipment supplier AquaMaof Technologies Ltd. has secured a deal to provide recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology for a facility planned by West Coast Salmon AS in the United States.
Norway-based West Coast Salmon recently received first-stage financing from Bregal Partners, Nutreco N.V., and Beach Point Capital Management.
“The West Coast Salmon team looks forward to executing our plan in partnership with AquaMaof as Technology Provider and investor, and the company’s new strong owners, to achieve our goal of becoming the leading U.S. West Coast provider of high quality sustainably raised Atlantic salmon,” said Hallvard Muri, chairman of West Coast Salmon.
The aquaculture company is planning an Atlantic salmon facility in Reno, Nevada, according to a press release from Nutreco.
The fish feed company described the project as “a best-in-class RAS facility” that will serve the U.S. West Coast market.
The project is comprised of three development phases. The company hopes to produce a total of 50,000 tons of head-on gutted (HOG) salmon. The first phase of the project will deliver 12, 600-ton production capacity by the second half of 2024.
“We look forward to the company’s success in producing high quality, locally raised salmon that is delivered same-day fresh from the farm to its customers and is healthy both for consumers and the environment,” said Scott Perekslis, co-founder and managing partner for Bregal.