AKVA lands new Cooke deal

Mary Ann Rademacher, general manager AKVA group Land Based Americas

AKVA group’s land based division has announced a deal with Cooke Aquaculture for ‘several larger land based smolt projects’.

The first of these is a project in Chile, due to be finalised in Q3 2019, with delivery expected from Q4 2019 to Q4 2021, said AKVA.

The Norwegian based company’s land based business has experienced strong global growth in sales of recirculated aquaculture systems over recent years.

Within the Americas, the delivery of projects in Canada and Chile has been supported by a team of more than 50 full time staff.

Last month, AKVA announced the formation of AKVA group Land Based Americas, based in Puerto Montt, Chile, and the appointment of Mary Ann Rademacher as the general manager of the new organisation.

The new department will help the development of farmers’ increasingly large and complex RAS projects in the region, said AKVA.

As well as working on projects within the Americas, the existing team has also delivered some of largest global RAS projects in Norway, the Faroe Islands, and Tasmania.