Plastsveis AS signed its biggest contract everPlastsveis AS and AKVA group are happy to announce the signing of an agreement to build a new lumpfish production plant (Cyclopterus lumpus) for Namdal Rensefisk AS in Flatanger.
The project joins a series of other projects involving cleaner fish lately. The agreement is valued at nearly 24 million kroner.
The plant will be constructed with 72 lumpfish tanks that are specially designed and developed for this type of fish. The lumpfish will weigh approximately 20 grams when released into the sea together with the salmon in an attempt to control sea lice levels as much possible.
General Manager of Plastsveis AS, Mr. Sten Roald Lorentzen, said "This is the biggest order Plastsveis has ever received. Lumpfish is a relatively new species in aquaculture and their biological needs are quite different from those of the more familiar salmon. This contract will allow us to prove to the world how creative and professional our people are, and show how good we are at finding practical solutions to difficult problems. We are successful because we are able to design specific solutions that meet the needs of our customers and attend to the needs of the fish. Our references from previous contracts were also a decisive factor in our success. The fact that we have tackled similar tasks for producers in the region was also a success factor. This strengthens our market position as a solid partner capable of helping customers address any new challenge. We are proud to help combat sea lice in an eco-friendly way."