Giant production plant for post smolt
Helgeland Smolt is building a giant production plant for post smolt on Rødøy, in Nordland, Northern Norway.Image: Production starts in January 2016.
The facility includes seven main areas from hatchery to on-growing of large post-smolts, and will total 13,000 square meters when completed. The plant will handle both salt and fresh water, and overall tank volume will be 21,700 cubic meters. The production target is 7-8 million salmon smolts annually with a total biomass (weight of fish) of 2,000 tons.
The capacity of the recirculation system for the water supply is over 30,000 cubic meters per hour. The total construction cost for this facility is estimated at NOK 300 million (37 MEUR).
Helgeland Plast, part of AKVA group, is supplying PE pipes and parts for the plant. The majority of the piping system is 630 mm.
The project is well underway, the building for the hatchery and start feeding is up and the concrete foundation for the grow-out areas has already been poured.