Norwegian salmon farmers Viking Aqua AS signed an agreement with AquaBioTech Group (ABTG) to become its RAS supplier for the land-based salmon farm that plans to build in Skipavika, Gulen.
Viking Aqua has previously signed a partnership agreement with Framo AS on the development of water and pumping technology and an agreement with Overhalla Betong AS on the construction of the grow-out and smolt facility. The company aims to design and build the next generation of marine RAS facilities for Atlantic salmon.
Shane A. Hunter, CEO of AquaBioTech Group, said “we are very excited to have been selected to join the Viking Aqua project partnership, which aims to develop one of the most sustainable land-based salmon RAS farming operations. Viking Aqua has clustered a very strong group of companies with the collective aim of achieving significant breakthroughs in marine RAS development that seek to significantly lower the energy requirement and overall production costs while achieving the highest levels of sustainability and fish welfare standards. All these objectives will be achieved by utilizing the very latest technology, and a number of cutting-edge innovations in smart RAS. At Viking Aqua facility, we will develop and showcase how intensive, yet environmentally conscious, sustainable aquaculture can be achieved using the next generation RAS technology.”