Cermaq avd. Forsan

New smolt facility at a new site.

Fact file

  • Construction Client: Cermaq AS
  • Design and Build Contractor: Artec Aqua AS
  • Construction Start: May 2015
  • Facility Hand-over: November 2016
  • Production Capacity: 12 million smolt
  • Area, New Construction: 10,000 m2
  • Total Tank Volume: Approx. 12,000 m3
  • Technologies: FTS, FTS-R
  • Water Qualities: Fresh Water
  • Contract Value: Not Published
  • Location: Forsan, Municipality of Steigen, Nordland County.

This project took the form of a dual contract, where Artec Aqua was the design and build contractor for the process facility – including the process electronics – and Fauske Bygg handled a construction-related design and build contract.

The new installation constitutes a major expansion to Cermaq’s in-house production, such that when the plant is operating at full capacity Cermaq is largely self-sufficient in smolt.