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AKVA lands RAS contract with Cooke Aquaculture

July 18, 2022  By Nestor Arellano

Akva Group’s land-based aquaculture arm has closed a multi-million dollar contract to provide recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) equipment for Cooke Aquaculture’s planned post-smolt facility in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The contract with Cooke subsidiary, Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd., is estimated at €$14.3 million (US$ 14.5 million). Design work is slated to start in August and commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Akva Group said it is “continuing to strengthen its leading position” as a land-based technology provider for both smolt/post-smolt and grow out markets.

The Millbrook First Nation community last year, unveiled plans to work with the Canadian arm of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., in developing a RAS smolt facility received the green light from the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NSDFA).


This is not the first time that Cooke Aquaculture has turned to Akva for its RAS needs. In 2019, the aquaculture company ordered an $11.5 million RAS unit from the Chilean subsidiary of Akva.

The order came a few months after an announcement that the Cooke Aquaculture commissioned  AKVA Chile for several land-based smolt projects in Chile.

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