AKVA to design and cooperate with Vikings on Middle East land-based salmon farm

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New agreement signed to move 5,000-tonne land-based salmon farm forward.

In a press release, AKVA group Land Based writes that an agreement for design of a number of land-based salmon farms in the Middle East has been signed between the companies.

In February 2018 SalmonBusiness spoke to Lukas Havn who, along with his father Tore Havn, was setting up a USD 90 million, 5,000-tonne indoor salmon farm project in the UAE called Vikings Label.

Vikings CTO, Morten Malle, said that it was important “to get an experienced and solid technology partner on board, and AKVA group is a partner who shares Vikings vision for sustainable aquaculture.”

Sales director in AKVA group Land Based, Jacob Bregnballe said he had extensive experience from land-based projects in the region: “It is a challenge to build successful aquaculture projects in the Middle East and you really need to have a strong entity working tightly together. Many things are done differently in this region, often in ways, we do not face on home grounds. In our new working relationship with Vikings, we believe we have an excellent and ambitious team. Vikings have been progressing fast in the past few months and we can’t wait to be part of the good progress”.