Currently, Salmon Evolution is building an extensive land-based fish farm at Indre Harøy on the Norwegian west coast. When finished in 2028, the site will have an annual capacity of 36.000 tons of sustainably produced high quality salmon. A-Consult provides concrete tanks for the project.
Reuse and minimal environmental impact
The salmon will be raised in seawater inside huge concrete tanks, each with a capacity of 5,000m3 – or two Olympic sized swimming pools. Due to a hybrid flow-through system, 65 % of the water can be reused, and 35 % is new supply in the form of filtered fresh seawater. Combining clean and fresh seawater with reused water means, that energy consumption for pumping and heating of water is minimized. Waste and feed residues from the production are collected and used as raw material for biogas production and fertilizer. An impressive project combining rational operation with fish welfare and minimal environmental impact.
On track with the time schedule
Therese Høy is the administrative project manager at the fish farm of Salmon Evolution. She works at Artec Aqua – the turnkey supplier of the plant. She is very satisfied with the progress of the project:
– Right now we are on track, and I feel confident we will keep the overall time schedule. We have blast away the rocks, prepared the area for the concrete foundation and are currently focusing on the foundation works.
Therese explains that the first stage of the fish farm is expected to be finished during 2022 and comprises 12 fish tanks. A-Consult has had the assignment to deliver these 12 tanks, due to their extensive experience in the field:
– Competence and proven experience is a crucial capability in a large-scale project like this. We know that A-Consult has worked on similar jobs and has the capacity to deliver on quality and know how.