Construction begins on Grieg NL land-based site

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Work on nursery at USD 250 million is about to begin.

Grieg NL human resource manager Perry Power told NTV that they were starting finishing on the formwork on site that’ll eventually produce up to 30,000 tonnes of salmon annually at 11 sea sites in the Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, is underway.

Power said that: “We’re on schedule now – we’re looking at completing the first facility in September called the “first feeding”. The second, the smoltification facility, will be finished in January 2020 and the post-smolt building will be completed in the summer of 2020.”

Member of the House of Assembly for the District of Placentia West Mark Brown told the news programme that the area is going through a renaissance because of aquaculture. “I’m excited now as the concrete and formwork is starting to take work out on the site.”

The Grieg NL will encompass a 21.000 sq.m hatchery that’ll produce 7 million smolt to be put in sea cages in Placentia Bay. The company hopes to start its first harvest before the winter of 2021.