American tech company InnovaSea Systems acquires Nortek Akvakultur

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Nortek Akvakultur will be combined with InnovaSea’s Realtime Aquaculture unit to form the InnovaSea Instrumentation team.

Nortek Akvakultur provides environmental data to the Norwegian aquaculture industry and has an installed base of more than 300 sites in every production region in the country.

Realtime Aquaculture has developed underwater wireless technology that provides customers a scalable solution for monitoring aquaculture sites.

Tor Skoglund, Managing Director of Nortek Akvakultur, said: “We’ve recently moved our operations from Oslo to Bergen, bringing us closer to the industry and our major clients. This acquisition further strengthens our position by providing access to new technology that we believe can be a game changer as we work to help our customers monitor conditions in every cage.”

Atle Lohrmann, CEO of Nortek, added” “Nortek’s early transition to cloud-based systems has allowed us to successfully deploy hundreds of monitoring stations with a minimum of local effort. We are pleased to see how InnovaSea brings continued technological innovation to the community by using underwater communication as part of the solution.”

David Kelly, CEO of InnovaSea concluded that: “Nortek Akvakultur brings us closer to the industry in Norway and adds a team of skilled developers with unique expertise developing solutions for the industry. Combining Realtime Aquaculture and Nortek Akvakultur is a logical step in growing the business and expanding opportunities both in Norway and globally.”