Land-based salmon farming company Proximar Seafood has entered into an agreement with HighComp for the purchase of GRP (Glass fibre Reinforced Polyester) production tanks for its first production facility, which is currently under construction in Oyama town, at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan.
HighComp’s GRP solution provides high-impact strength, high quality finish, a lifespan of over 50 years. The size of the tanks ranges from 3 to 18 meters in diameter. The chosen solution also has the benefit of simple and efficient installation, the salmon farmer wrote in a stock exchange announcement.
The construction of Proximar’s facility is expected to be finalised in the third quarter of 2023.
“We are targeting an annual production of 5,300 tonnes (HOG) Atlantic salmon per year from our Stage 1 facility at Mount Fuji, serving the Japanese market with fresh Atlantic salmon harvested the same day. We have worked closely with HighComp over a long period in planning and designing the tanks, and are confident in HighComp’s ability to deliver according to quality and schedule,” said Proximar CEO Joachim Nielsen.
The first deliveries from HighComp will be made in early 2022, in accordance with Proximar’s construction schedule. In addition to the tanks, HighComp will supply harvest channels for both the hatchery and nursery buildings as well as the post smolt grow-out building. The contract value is approximately EUR 5 million.
“The construction preparations started on 19th March, as scheduled, and we are proceeding as planned both with respect to time and cost,” added Nielsen.
The total construction schedule lasts for 28 months from the start of construction preparations. Groundworks started at the beginning of May, and the first piping installations from Aqua Maof started in early June together with concrete works for foundation and biofilters.