Samherji is building a new land-based salmon farm near Akureyri

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Builds plant number two.

The Icelandic Samherji fishing group covers the entire value chain – from fishing boats to brands and sales – and also invests heavily in fish farming. The company is engaged in both Arctic char and salmon farming. The latter through a facility that is being built at an aluminum plant in Hvalfjörður, close to Reykjavík. The production capacity here is estimated at 40,000 tonnes of salmon annually.

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The company is now building a new land-based salmon facility in its hometown of Akureyi, northeast of Iceland, where their head office is also located, the equipment supplier Bluegreen writes in a statement.

Samherji focuses exclusively on land-based fish farming, where they utilize Iceland’s unique advantages with geothermal water and green geothermal energy.

To build the plant near Akureyri, Samherji has engaged engaged Norwegian suppliers.

“The plant consists of four large vessels, with a diameter of 28 meters and a height of six meters,” says Bård Bergan, responsible for calculation in Bluegreen.

“As a subcontractor to Sterner, we have been given responsibility for plumbing and installation of the plant, which will be completed in November 2022.”

The assignment also consists of the production of tailor-made center drains for the huge tanks. The drains handle the transport of food fish, removal of dead fish and water from the tank. The center drains are produced at Bluegreen’s workshop in Norway and measure four meters in diameter.

“There is something that sets us apart from other suppliers, that we can take both special production of parts and plumbing,” says Bergan, and adds: “There were some towering center drains that were transported from Bamble, via Hirtshals to Iceland. But now they are in place.”

SalmonBusiness has contacted Samherji for a comment.

Photo: Bluegreen