Federal innovation funding organisation backs Grieg NL $27 million integrated operations and real-time analytics project

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Ocean Supercluster will contribute CAD 12 million. Industry partners including Innovasea, SubC Imaging, AKVA Group and High-Tech Communications are putting in CAD 14.8 million.

In a statement, the federal innovation funding organisation Ocean Supercluster has announced the “Integrated Operations and Real-Time Analytics Project” for Grieg’s upcoming operations in Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada.

The CAD 27 million project will bridge gaps between land, sea-based, and processing operations that exist in the aquaculture industry today by providing real-time information, analytics and environmental connectivity to improve overall operations.

This will provide technology that will enable global control over operations, from egg to harvest, including feeding fish and monitoring of fish, equipment and personnel.

“The staff and management of Grieg Seafood Newfoundland welcome today’s announcement of the “Integrated Operations and Real-Time Analytics” project. It’s a significant step for the aquaculture industry in Atlantic Canada to embrace such a comprehensive analytics approach,” said Grieg NL director of human resources and communications Perry Power.

“Having data infrastructure at this level enables us to embrace predictive modelling, which in turn allows us to enhance both fish welfare and environmental sustainability. Thanks to Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, Placentia Bay is poised to becoming a modern hub for precision fish farming,” he added.

Following a bruised Q3 report, Grieg announced in October that it was currently evaluating part of its Placentia Bay project. The Marystown operation is now on track to have fish in the water by the summer, reported the Chronicle Herald earlier this month.