Swedish contruction company nabs contract to build €38 million SalMar smolt plant extension

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SalMar chooses third-largest construction company in Sweden to build its latest smolt plant extension in Norway.

In a press release on Tuesday, Peab writes that it has been commissioned to build a new land-based fish farming facility in Senja, Northern Norway. Customer SalMar is coughing up EUR 39 million for the contract.

The facility has seven sections and the new building will be 16,000 m2. The contract also includes building service areas, a warehouse, workshops, a laboratory, a dining room and living quarters for onsite employees.

“This is a very important project for Peab since our goal is to be a local community builder in northern Norway. To begin with, it will be a really big construction site, which means a lot of jobs for Peab and then the project has a positive effect on local businesses,” said Peab Region Manager Gro Skaar Knutsen.

A subsidiary of Peab Norge, Peab Bjørn Bygg is based in Troms, Northern Norway.

“We know this is going to be an attractive job for our employees. At the same time we are working on this project we will be running “Senja’s biggest hotel” with 80 rooms that will be living quarters for workers on the construction site,” said Peab construction manager Kai Ole Berntsen. Around 100 skilled workers will be on rotation on site.

A turnkey contract, construction will begin in May 2020 and occupation is expected to be in July 2022.