Supported by Wiley, Pure Salmon has developed a general process building concept specific to the Japan site, based on an annual capacity of 10,000 tonnes per annum.
Australia-headquartered Wiley has provided documentation for use by local Japanese construction companies to complete the consulting design prior to construction.
Private equity fund manager 8F Asset Management Pte. Ltd created and developed the Pure Salmon business, which intends to build a global network of recirculating aquaculture facilities with a combined annual output of 260,000 tonnes.
As well as the Japanese plant, Pure Salmon has agreements in place to build a 10,000-tonne salmon RAS in France, and 20,000-tonne RAS facilities in the land-locked southern African state of Lesotho, and in Virginia in the United States, where it is getting $20m of development assistance.
It has also signed a deal to build a 10,000-tonne facility in Brunei and plans five 20,000-tonne plants in China.
The plants will include hatcheries, grow-out tanks and processing facilities.
A year late
The Japanese facility was originally slated to be fully operational from next year, but is a year behind schedule, with the first fish now due to harvested in 2023.
Pure Salmon co-founder Martin Fothergill recently told Fish Farming Expert magazine that the company was fully engaged with its investors regarding the various project timetables.
“The facility in Japan is the blueprint for our new facilities worldwide, so it is critical that we take extra care in the planning for this project,” said Fothergill.
Concrete progress: read more about Pure Salmon on pages 54-57 of the current issue of Fish Farming Expert online magazine, available on the front page of fishfarmingexpert.com website.