SalmoBreed Intends to Build State-of-the-art Plant in Salten
SalmoBreed AS and Salten Stamfisk AS signed an agreement on 13th of August with the intention to build a top modern land based production facility for ova in Salten, Northern Norway
The plant will be the first in Norway to hold the complete production cycle, from broodstock to commercial ova, on land.
“We are very pleased with the agreement, and proud to be the first company in Norway to offer ova produced in a 100 % biosafe environment”, says Jan-Emil Johannessen, Managing Director SalmoBreed AS.
“The complete production cycle in Salten will be land based, which gives us full control of the bacteriology, viruses and parasites”. Johannessen explains that a biosafe production will open up new market opportunities that are currently not available for Norwegian ova producers.
“In addition to a biosafe environment, the controlled land based production will enable us to deliver ova on a weekly basis, throughout the entire year.”
We are already doing this from Iceland today, but due to a high demand, we are also looking forward to delivering every week from Norway
A new company, SalmoBreed Salten AS is to be established, owned 50/50 by SalmoBreed AS and Salten Stamfisk AS. The new company will be responsible for projection, construction and operation of the plant. Chairman of Salten Stamfisk AS, Geir Wenberg is very satisfied that SalmoBreed and their new owner, Benchmark Holdings plc has decided to develop their business in Salten. The new plant will have a yearly production capacity of 100m ova and will contribute to more jobs in Sørfold. The first phase of construction is expected to be completed by autumn 2017.
Contact information: For additional information, please contact Managing Director of SalmoBreed AS, Jan-Emil Johannessen, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +47 900 71 585 or Chairman of Salten Stamfisk AS, Geir Wenberg,email@example.com, tel. +47 905 95 208.
About SalmoBreed AS
SalmoBreed is a world leading company within breeding and genetics of Atlantic salmon. The head office is in Bergen, Norway and the company is owned by the UK listed company Benchmark Holdings plc. For additional information please consult www.salmobreed.no andwww.benchmarkplc.com.
About Salten Stamfisk AS
Salten Stamfisk AS is a production company of broodstock and ova based in Kobbelv, municipality of Sørfold. The largest shareholder is Salten Aqua AS.