New contract for AKVA group
AKVA group ASA and OJSC Russian Sea Group have signed a contract for an AKVA Cage Farm to be installed for Russian Sea-Aquaculture LLC in the Murmansk region of Russia.
The farm will have annual production capacity up to 5,000t of salmon. The contract total value stands at NOK25.4m and is to be delivered in Q1 and Q2 2012.
“Russia is a very promising region for expansion of the salmon industry and a focus area for AKVA going forward. We are proud to work with a leading player such as Russian Sea-Aquaculture LLC in the development of the industry in Russia and the contract is a milestone for AKVA group ASA”, said Trond Williksen, CEO of AKVA group ASA.
Inna Golfand, CEO of Russian Sea - Aquaculture commented: “We plan to launch our first farm in Q2 2012 and are pleased to work with AKVA group as our partners on this project. We see strong advantages in working with an established player in the field. We believe that this contract represents an important step towards the development of the aquaculture industry in Russia.”
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