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Lumpfish giant set for extension

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Details of plans to extend the world’s largest lumpfish production facility have been announced today.

The extension to Namdal Rensefisk’s Flatanger site, just north of Trondheim, will involve AKVA group and its subsidiary Plastsveis.

The new facility will use flow-through water rather than a recirculation system (RAS), thus lessening the power required for UV treatments and controlling water temperature, although some tanks will be fitted with individual temperature controls which will allow the water temperature to be altered by up to 12 degrees.

The site will include an energy plant involving a heat pump and exchange system that will allow individual temperatures to be created in different zones and tanks. It will also allow heat from the outlet water to be recycled by being pumped through heat exchangers before being returned to the sea.

“We have worked on this contract since the autumn of 2016," says Plastsveis general manager, Sten Roald Lorentzen, "and it's very satisfying to have come so far in the process that the plans will become reality. It's interesting to follow the customer in this exciting project, and we will do everything in our power to earn the confidence.”

The progress plan is not yet finalized, but a construction time of approximately 10 months is estimated.

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