A collaboration agreement between Quality Salmon Sotenäs and Baader lays the ground for the salmon industry’s most modern and sustainable circular industry park to be built in western Sweden.
Under the agreement, Baader will be co-operating with all stakeholders along the industry park’s value chain from rearing to packaged transport to develop and provide automated, digitalised and sustainable processing solutions.
The Quality Salmon industry symbiosis and circular industry park will be a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) built on the west coast of Sweden, ensuring a fully green energy usage towards a CO2 positive footprint, zero waste, and zero-emission to the sea.
“As the world’s requirement for nutrition is rapidly growing, processing resources in an optimal way is key to providing high-quality food for present and future generations. This is where fully integrated wall-to-wall salmon solutions, from stunning to packing, play a major role,” said Baader Fish managing director Robert Focke.
“We are pleased to support Quality Salmon in creating sustainable salmon processing. By best- combining automation, digitalisation and humanisation in the wholistic processing solutions we provide, we share common values with the projects aim of joining forces in creating the most sustainable salmon production. We are convinced that RAS farming in combination with state-of-the-art Baader processing technology and the comprehensive collection and analysis of information in the value chain will not only help to meet the future demand for safe and sustainable proteins but will also make an important contribution to the development of regions with limited infrastructure and employment opportunities.”
Once fully developed, the Quality Salmon Industry park will operate on a 140-hectare site producing up to 100,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon annually. The industrial park will include all functions and production will almost entirely be a circular economy that contains feed factory, salmon farm, slaughter, processing, management of residual products and water purification.
“Investing SEK17–20 billion in the circular industry park and aiming for a future production of 100,000 tonnes of salmon per year demonstrates our level of ambition pretty clearly,” commented Lighthouse Finance CEO Roy W. Høiås.
“ We want to do more than just promote the production of salmon. That is why we have chosen to partner with Baader as we share a mutual vision that sustainability and innovation are key drivers for success and development of Quality Salmon.”