July 27, 2020

Pure Salmon partners with Wiley to develop processing design


Pure Salmon, a sustainable land-based salmon producer with an operating facility in Poland, is planning to produce 260,000 tonnes of high-quality salmon per annum with new facilities planned for Japan, France, China, Brunei, Lesotho and the United States.

Each new location will have an annual production or 10,000 tonnes or 20,000 tonnes per annum and will comprise vertically integrated production and processing facilities.

Supported by Wiley, Pure Salmon has developed a general process building concept specific to its "Soul of Japan" site, based on an annual capacity of 10,000 tonnes per annum.

Wiley was engaged to conduct a completed concept, and realise and define design for the salmon processing facility. This provided a design and construct set of documentation for use by local Japanese construction companies to complete the consulting design prior to construction.

"We are very excited to be working alongside (Pure Salmon's) team to bring these plans to reality. We have confidence in their vision and the potential for land-based aquaculture in the future, especially as countries look to secure their domestic food supply in the current environment," said Logan Ashmole, Wiley's senior project manager.

"Wiley worked with multiple parties throughout the development of the design including Smart Aqua, Marel, Baader, Aquatic and Pure Salmon. These stakeholders maintained their involvement throughout the (realisation) and (definition of the) design process and were critical to a successful project."

Wiley's delivered consulting advice to Pure Salmon so that it could execute the establishment of its facility in Japan and obtain insights into implementing the project's concept for future facilities around the world. The design will form a base for the other facilities in subsequent design phases.

The general concept facility was designed in line with Pure Salmon's objectives which are aimed at taking pressure off the world's oceans by producing salmon in regions close to customers and thus reducing carbon emissions.

The clean technologies used at the facility will involve systems that have no negative impact on marine ecosystems. The production environment will also be free of antibiotics, pesticides and pollutants, thus providing the ideal environment for healthier fish.

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