Norwegian halibut farmer, Nordic Halibut, signed an agreement with landowners that secures the location for its new land-based facility to be built at Torjulvågen in Tingvoll, Møre & Romsdal.
The new facility is planned to be divided into three 1,500 m2 production units and all land-based production phases will be integrated at one location. Production capacity at the facility, once fully operational, will be 1.25 million juveniles per year. Coupled with the company’s already existing land-based infrastructure, the company will have the capacity to put over 2 million fish to sea per year, corresponding to a harvest volume of 9,000 tons HOG.
The facility will be built with well-established and proven technology and will be based on a 100% flow-through system. The fjords surrounding Torjulvågen are deep, enabling the facility to access water of high quality and stable temperature perfectly suited for land-based halibut production without the need for advanced technological water treatment or heating. This makes the facility energy efficient in addition to minimizing technological risk throughout the production cycle, the company said.