AKVA Group partners with Laxey; Fluctus signs commercial agreement with ITG

Jacob Bregnballe in AKVA group and Hallgrímur Steinsson in Laxey signing the contract at the AKVA Day Iceland held in Reykjavik
Laxey and AKVA Group have signed a contract for the latter company's recirculating aquaculture system technology | Photo courtesy of AKVA Group
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SeafoodSource is closely following seafood processing and equipment innovation by compiling a regular round-up of updates from the sector.

- AKVA Group has announced a partnership with Laxey to design and install advanced oxygenation and degassing systems for Laxey's land-based salmon farm in the Westman Islands, Iceland.

Laxey, formerly named Icelandic Land Farmed Salmon, raised EUR 42 million (USD 45 million) in July 2023 to fund its flow-through farm. Each of its modules will have a production capacity of 4,500 metric tons (MT) of salmon annually, with a total output of 27,000 MT, AKVA said in a release

"I am sure that the good relationship created during the execution of the smolt RAS project will benefit this much larger growout [project]," AKVA Sales Director Jacob Bregnballe said. 

"We have had excellent cooperation with AKVA Group on the development of our smolt RAS facility that is now up and running. We see this contract for the growout project to be a continuation of our relationship for years to come. We are happy to keep the experience of AKVA Group on board,” Laxey CTO Hallgrímur Steinsson said. 

- Carsoe is building a new modern factory deck for multi-processing on a new Båragutt Havfiske vessel. 

The factory deck includes an updated heading and gutting whitefish processing line with four automated V16 plate freezers, a custom processing lines to lead fish directly to the cargo hold, and a shrimp processing line with grading, cooking, and IQF freezing.

“We chose Carsoe as our factory supplier because of the factory design with efficient logistics and high capacity in the shrimp factory,” Båragutt Havfiske Manager Arvid Hansen said. “We see Carsoe as a serious and quality-proven partner. Even though it is a large company, and our factory is not among the largest they supply, we feel that we get full focus and attention.”

- Aquaculture machinery company Fluctus signed a commercial agreement with ITG to distribute products to the Norwegian market. 

Fluctus, recognized in Norway for its vast experience in the area of ​​aquaculture feeding, has worked for decades in the development, production, installation and service of products such as pontoons, air and water feeding systems, control software, dispersers and silage systems,” Fluctus said. 

The two copmanies called the new agreement "an important step" toward consolidation in the aquaculture industries of both Chile and Norway in a press release

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