(Åfjord, Norway) Columbi Salmon has entered into an agreement with Billund Aquaculture for the development of the world’s most sustainable Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) for salmon farming in Oostende, Belgium.

24 november 2020

“Columbi Salmon aims to establish the leading sustainable food production company in Europe, and we’re pleased to announce our partnership with Billund Aquaculture to develop the world’s most sustainable RAS facility. By leveraging Billund Aquaculture’s proven technologies with low development risk and highly efficient production capabilities, Columbi Salmon can deploy our new technologies for carbon neutral salmon farming and unparalleled access to key markets to supply our customers within hours,“ says Anders Hagen, CEO of Columbi Salmon.

Columbi Salmon has entered into an agreement with Billund Aquaculture, the global leader in building RAS facilities, for the development of a land-based salmon farming facility in Oostende, Belgium.

“With our innovative RAS design, water from the canal is pumped through filters and a water cleaning facility before being poured into the fish tanks. Some of the fresh water used in the smolt phase will then be utilised in a greenhouse for the production of salad. The rest will be cleaned and re-used,” Hagen adds.

Columbi Salmon targets producing up to 15,000 tonnes of salmon and 4000 tonnes of salad by 2024.

“We look forward to work with the Columbi Salmon team in developing one of the world’s most sustainable salmon farming facility in Oostende, thereby showcasing the great potential for RAS facilities in the decades ahead. Columbi Salmon will deploy the latest, most sustainable and efficient aquaculture technologies from Billund Aquaculture. This collaboration, together with Columbi Salmon’s closeness to key markets and its carbon neutral ambitions will make salmon farming truly sustainable,” Steffen Busk Jespersen, CEO of Billund Aquaculture concludes.

For additional information, please contact:

Anders Hagen, Chief Executive Officer, +47 904 01 572

Kolbjørn Giskeødegård, Chief Financial Officer, +47 900 44 215