AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd. has been selected by investment fund Russian Friends Capital (RFC) to develop two Atlantic salmon production facilities in Russia and Kazakhstan, with a planned production volume of 2,500 tons each. Design work on both facilities is due to begin next quarter.
The facility in Russia, Tuloma Salmon, will be located in the Tula region, a two-hour drive from Moscow. In Kazakhstan, the facility will be located in an economic zone adjacent to the border between Kazakhstan and China.
“We are delighted and honored to have been selected by RFC as the RAS technology provider for these exciting projects,” said Leonid Goldshtein, co-founder and CIS director at AquaMaof. “We are looking forward to supporting them in their mission to provide consumers with fresh and healthy salmon, which is locally and sustainably produced.”
“We are pleased to team up with AquaMaof as the technology provider for our salmon facilities in Russia and Kazakhstan,” said Dmitry Perman, partner at RFC. “The selection follows a comprehensive due diligence process in which AquaMaof’s RAS technology stood out in terms of lower energy use and biosecurity. The fact that the company’s technology has been proven in the production of salmon up to market size was also a significant factor in our decision. These facilities are part of our strategy to get locally-produced, fresh, healthy salmon closer to consumers in all major CIS regions.”