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AKVA Strike a Deal in Norway

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NORWAY - AKVA group has signed a contract with Sundsfjord Smolt in Norway for delivery of piping, feed systems, underwater light systems and engineering of a large UNI recirculation system.

The contract is a part of the customer's new hatchery that will produce as many as 8-10 million Atlantic Salmon smolts annually. This makes it one of Norway's largest and most modern salmon hatcheries.

This is the third breakthrough for AKVA group's UNI recirculation technology in Norway. The company also signed engineering contracts with two other major players during the fall of 2008. One of these is also a large salmon hatchery while the other is a more complex recirculation system for saltwater that will produce Atlantic Cod fingerlings. In addition to this, AKVA group is now also completing a large UNI recirculation salmon hatchery in Chile.

"The contract with Sundsfjord is a result of extensive cooperation between the two companies, including an independent evaluation of a third party research institute (SINTEF)", says AKVA group's CMO, Mr. Trond Severinsen. "We are of course very pleased and proud that our efforts and investments into the field of advanced recirculation technology now pays off, that our customers recognizes our technology as state-of-the-art and that AKVA group now has true turn-key capabilities".