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Graintec and ImpactMarine enter co-op for international land-based RAS facilities


February 4, 2022
By Hatchery International Staff

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From left: Jens Jensen, business developer, Graintec; Michael Mortensen, CEO, Graintec; and David Hampton, CEO, ImpactMarine. Photo: Graintec

Graintec and ImpactMarine have announced a strategic cooperation agreement for the development and construction of an international portfolio of land-based aquaculture facilities.

The partnership will help speed up the development of ImpactMarine’s pipeline of controlled environment aquaculture business using recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology, which will allow the company to produce various species for distinct markets. Currently, ImpactMarine is actively developing sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, Oceania, and Southern Africa.

“We are very excited to partner with ImpactMarine. They have an ambitious plan and a business model with a fantastic environmental, social, and governance (ESG) proposition,” said Michael Mortensen, CEO of Graintec. “The strategic cooperation provides a strong foundation for us to deliver on our commitment to develop reliable and sustainable farming solutions to support the production of better fish for more people.”

For Graintec, the partnership will give the company an opportunity to expand the deployment of its RAS technology into new markets. For the past two decades, the Graintec has delivered aquafeed factories and feeding solutions to the commercial aquaculture industry, and is now looking to position itself to be a global supplier of land-based fish farming based on RAS technologies.

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“The strategic cooperation agreement with Graintec is an important step in the development of ImpactMarine,” said David Hampton, CEO of ImpactMarine. “Having a long-term agreement with Graintec provides ImpactMarine with access to industry leading expertise in RAS and will also ensure that we are able not only to deliver our immediate plans but also that both we and Graintec are recognised as leaders of the blue revolution over the coming years.”

As a further result of the strategic cooperation, Graintec and ImpactMarine will work together to develop and deliver a minimum of four facilities, planned to grow salmon and seabass.