The Scottish Salmon Company and Nofitech partnered on a progressive RAS technology program that aims to transform SSC’s salmon hatcheries to RAS. The agreement is part of a £49m investment to create a state-of-the-art RAS unit at its Applecross site in Wester Ross, Scotland. Both companies partnered last year to expand the Glyvradal smolt hatchery.
Ian Laister, managing director of The Scottish Salmon Company, said that “this contract marks the first important milestone in our commitment to incorporate RAS technology across all our freshwater production, which is fundamental to our growth strategy. Nofitech’s experience in this field will ensure that SSC is at the leading edge of RAS technology not only at Applecross but at future freshwater facilities.”
Robert Hundstad, CEO of Nofitech, said, “I am delighted that the Scottish Salmon Company has chosen us as a partner for their comprehensive, exciting and future-oriented RAS program. Nofitech has, from a strategic perspective, chosen to work only with the most experienced and solid players in the industry and our cooperation with the Scottish Salmon Company and Bakkafrost falls well into this direction.”
The program at Applecross is part of a commitment by SSC’s parent company, Bakkafrost, to invest over £40 million a year in Scotland over the next five years, creating and retaining value in rural Scotland.