The first phase is designed to reach full production by the first half of 2025.
On Tuesday, Norway based West Coast Salmon (WCS) announced that it has selected PR Aqua of Vancouver, Canada, as its RAS partner in its construction of its RAS facility outside of Reno, Nevada. The company’s business plan consists of three development phases for up to a total of around 50,000 tonnes of production.
The first phase is designed to reach full production (14,000 tonnes) by the first half of 2025, and is targeted providing for health and environmentally conscious US West Coast consumers.
The farming operation will include a processing facility at site, as well as specialized RAS feed from Skretting. WCS’ anchor investors are Bregal Partners and Nutreco. The company expects to commence early site works in 2022 after concluding its construction financing.
Morten Nielsen, COO of West Coast Salmon, commented, “After joining WCS as COO in early 2021, the management team has made a thorough review and optimization of the company’s design and execution strategy. We are very impressed by PR Aqua’s strong team, expertise, and track record, as well as the initial work they have performed.”
“The WCS team is excited to have secured an agreement with PR Aqua and we look forward to executing our plan in partnership with KC Hosler and his team to achieve our goal of becoming the leading US West Coast provider of high quality sustainably raised Atlantic salmon.”
KC Hosler, General Manager & CTO of PR Aqua, commented, “We are extremely proud to take part in this large-scale project and to support the West Coast Salmon team and owners on their mission to supply the US West Coast market with fresh, healthy, and sustainably produced salmon.”