MMC First Process has been chosen to supply the system for the internal transport of live fish in Salmon Evolution’s facility at Indre Harøy in Hustadvika Municipality, Norway.
The contract has been signed with Artec Aqua, the turnkey contractor for the development.
Petter Leon Fauske, chief executive of MMC First Process, said that the company was making full use of its experience and expertise in several specialist areas. “Our aim in MMC First Process is to help our customers to be best in the world for sustainable management of marine food resources,” he said.
“In this project all the conditions for success are present, now also in the land-based environment and this will create big new opportunities for us globally,” he added.
MMC First Process is a major player in the global market for handling large, live salmon and trout in the aquaculture industry. The authorities set strict requirements for equipment used to handle live fish and MMC First Process has helped set the industry standard, which sales manager for land-based aquaculture, Børre Waagan, attributes to the company’s focus on fish welfare and gentle handling.
The Salmon Evolution contract includes new systems, specially developed for land-based aquaculture which will help to ensure that Salmon Evolution can move the fish in a way that protects their welfare.