Over the past seasons we have had the pleasure of working with the joyful personnel from Alsaker Fjordbruk.
Taking the scenic route through curved roads and rainforest alike landscapes towards Onarheim you first must ensure yourself you’re tuned in on the correct Onarheim. Suddenly the administrative building of Alsaker Fjordbruk appears from the mist and forest and the sight gives you the first impression of a cozy and leaned back approach of doing serious business.
Alsaker Fjordbruk is one of the leading Salmon farming companies in Norway. Vertically integrated from hatchery to harvest the goal is to do what they do best! They focus on the production of salmon;
From the hatching of eggs, the production of smolt and via sea farming to their own slaughter and packing facilities, where their focus is on top quality.
The company is more than self-sufficient in smolt production having a capacity of nearly 30 million. The surplus smolt is sold to leading companies in Norway and abroad. The company owns 22 licenses for farming Salmon in the sea and the annual production is approximately 30 thousand metric tons.
Viking Fjord, the packing facility in the town of Sunde in Kvinnherad, has recently
completed a major renovation, resulting in an optimization, built on the most modern technology available on the market today. The activities have their origins in Onarheim on the island of Tysnes in the county of Hordaland. The salmon swim here where the fresh glacial water from the Folgefonna glacier meets one of Norway’s richest ecological systems – The Hardanger fjord.
“Pescatech has been involved in internal analysis as well as designing future processing facilities with astonishing new potentials in process capacities and exciting developments within handling methods. The casual working environment of Alsaker Fjordbruk is unique, where it is allowed to enjoy and be serious simultaneously.” explains Chris Bjerregaard.
Pescatech was chosen based on knowledge of the industry and easy going approach, which is a suitable match to the Alsaker way of thinking and working. A certain amount of craziness combined with ingenuity is bringing new developments and thoughts into the project design phase, which also is a key element in the good chemistry between the companies.