Norwegian Pure Salmon Kaldnes

Norwegian Pure Salmon Kaldnes adds Jon Pedersen to its team, ex Global Head of Engineering in AKVA group Land Based

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The company based in Sandefjord (Norway), Pure Salmon Kaldnes, has announced that Jon Pedersen is now part of their team as a member of the company’s Aquaculture Competence Centre. The new asset of the company from last 1st of December, comes from a position as Global Head of Engineering in AKVA group Land Based.

CEO at Pure Salmon Kaldnes, Kent Kongsdal Rasmussen assured that is very pleased to have Pedersen on board. “We are a company that supplies complete solutions within the RAS industry and our customers are among the most progressive and most demanding. We therefore need to have an organization with skills that can match this.”

Meanwhile, and according with his declarations in a press release of Pure Salmon Kaldnes, Pedersen’s broad experience from the aquaculture industry will be very useful in Pure Salmon Kaldnes. “I think there is an exciting development in the industry right now, and I chose Pure Salmon Kaldnes because they are a dynamic company that dare to think new. It is really close to my heart to be involved in building an organization and structuring it in a targeted and efficient way, like I will here in Pure Salmon Kaldnes,” he said.

“During my time at AKVA group, I have had an exciting job where I have been project manager on, among other things, the Bakkafrost Strond project in the Faroe Islands. This was a large project that consisted of nine RAS departments. In the last year as Head of Engineering I’ve worked on building a professional engineering organization as well as equipping it for future growth,” Pedersen added.

New office in Fredericia

In the other hand, and as part of Pure Salmon Kaldnes new strategy, they are opening an office in Fredericia, Denmark, in 2023. Pedersen will be a central part of the team that will work there and reveals that part of the reason for starting in the company is to help build up the company’s new office, with all the exciting opportunities it offers in Fredericia.

In that sense, Rasmussen concludes: “Since 8F and Pure Salmon’s takeover of the company in the summer of 2021, we have undergone a major change and development. We have doubled the number of employees and started internationalization, which means that we will be in additional markets, we therefore need offices outside Norway. The first step is Denmark. It makes good business sense to open an office in Denmark, the driving force behind this decision is access to experience and expertise. The office in Denmark will be closely integrated with the offices in Norway and the UAE.”

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RAS- technology sustainable and customized

Pure Salmon Kaldnes is consultant, contractor and supplier of equipment and services, both locally and globally. The RAS- technology they offer is sustainable and customized for each fish farm, they assure.

In 2021 the aquaculture division of Krüger Kaldnes was separated from the company and sold to the international group 8F Asset Management. It was merged with Pure Salmon Limited and named Pure Salmon Kaldnes. 8F Asset Management has invested in large land-based farming facilities in the US, Poland, France and Japan, and they are already planning other comprehensive land-based farming projects, for instance in China and South Africa.

“We have delivered 19 facilities and contributed at a dozen other facilities, including two of the largest smolt facilities in the world: Helgeland Smolt and Lerøy Sjøtroll. Now we will also deliver construction to the world’s largest fish hatchery in Tjuin, Norway, owned by one of the world’s largest producers of farmed salmon, SalMar,” they say.

The aquaculture division has been a contributor in revolutionizing land-based aquaculture during the last 20 years, continuously focusing on fish welfare. 2With our expertise we strive to develop innovative solutions and contribute to our owners’ goal to produce 260,000 tons of Atlantic salmon every year”, they say.

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