Nordic Aquafarms announces new director of operations of land-based salmon farm in Belfast

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Marianne Naess, an experienced executive who has held senior positions at health care giant McKesson as well as Aker Solutions, is hired as director of operations in North America.

Nordic Aquafarms is planning to invest up to $500Mn in one of the largest land-based salmon farms in the world. The facility to be built in Maine, US, will have a capacity of 33,000 tonnes of salmon per year.

Naess’ professional background includes commerical and organizational development work as well as work in the offshore construction industry. She will oversee public relations, marketing and organizational development, among other responsibilities, writes The Ellsworth American.

Carter Cyr, a Maine native, has also joined. He has a master’s degree in aquaculture and will be part of the company’s U.S. production team. He will travel to Norway this summer to learn more about the company’s operations in the city of Fredrikstad.