AquaMaof signs contract with Smøgenlax Aquaculture for the construction of a RAS facility, in Sweden producing 2000 tons of Atlantic Salmon, from egg to harvest.
On Tuesday, Recirculating Aquaculture System pioneer AquaMaof announced plans for a new 2000-ton RAS facility on the West Coast of Sweden Sweden.
The facility will be built as part of a circular economy industrial park in Kungshamn/Smögen. It will initially produce 2000 tons of salmon annually, with plans for capacity to be increased to 6000 tons in the future.
The new RAS facility will be built in two phases. In the first phase currently being launched, AquaMaof will construct a 2000-ton capacity facility, from egg to harvest, with plans for capacity to be increased to 6000 tons in the future as phase 2.
“We are very proud to have signed this cooperation agreement with Smøgenlax,” said Yoav Dagan, VP Business Development at AquaMaof in a press release issued on Tuesday.
“This is AquaMaof’s first project in Sweden, and we look forward to working with Smøgenlax to provide the Swedish population with high-quality salmon, grown close to market, in a natural environment, without the use of antibiotics.”
“Sustainability and circularity are key words in the development of Smögenlax RAS and the industrial collaboration as a whole,” said Joel Oresten, Chairman of the Board of Smøgenlax.
“This is what customers in Sweden and abroad are asking for, and Smögenlax is planning to provide just that. The establishment of a RAS facility for growing salmon using AquaMaof’s technology is part of the company’s vision to establish a plant for the production of sustainable products, while using the waste created to produce energy, plant power and feed. We are confident in AquaMaof’s RAS technology, which is embedded and working in facilities around the world, and we are happy to be cooperating with them in this project.”