Grieg NL enter Phase 2 of project

Grieg NL lay 15km of piping for phase 2 of their salmon farming project.

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Grieg NL: $250m salmon farm enters phase 2

In September 2018, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment released a statement allowing Grieg NL to proceed with their aquaculture project. Now the ground has been cleared and construction of the site is underway. The site will eventually produce up to 30,000 tonnes of salmon annually at 11 sea sites in the Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.

In an interview by Perry Power, a human resources manager for Grieg NL, said that the project is now entering its form works and concrete phase. “Leading up to that, we need to make way for the signficant amount of pipe that is required for in our nursery facilty.”

The pipes are being provided by a Newfoundland company, Aqua Sol Enterprises.

Grieg NL is constructing a 21.000 sq.m hatchery located just outside Marystown, that will produce 7 million smolt to enter sea cages in Placentia Bay. The company hope to insert the first salmon eggs into the facility this year. This will allow them to move the first fish to sea during the summer of 2020, to start first harvest before the winter of 2021.

Editor: Victoria Rose

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