August 25, 2021

 

Scottish Salmon Company, Nofitech partner on RAS technology programme


 

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has signed a contract with recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology company Nofitech that will support the company in transforming its approach to salmon farming.

 

The agreement is part of a £49 million (US$57.5 million) investment to create a state-of-the-art RAS unit at SSC's Applecross site in Wester Ross, Scotland, the United Kingdom.

 

Ian Laister, managing director of SSC, said: "This contract marks the first important milestone in our commitment to incorporate RAS technology across all our freshwater production, which is fundamental to our growth strategy. Nofitech's experience in this field will ensure that SSC is at the leading edge of RAS technology not only at Applecross but at future freshwater facilities." 

 

Robert Hundstad, chief executive officer of Nofitech, said: "I am delighted that The Scottish Salmon Company has chosen us as a partner for their comprehensive, exciting and future-oriented RAS programme. Nofitech has, from a strategic perspective, chosen to work only with the most experienced and solid players in the industry and our cooperation with The Scottish Salmon Company and Bakkafrost falls well into this direction."  

 

The programme at Applecross is part of a commitment by SSC's parent company, Bakkafrost, to invest over £40 million (US$47 million) a year in Scotland over the next five years, creating and retaining value in rural Scotland. 

 

- The Scottish Salmon Company