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Approval of Torjulvågen zoning plan

The Tingvoll municipality council has on 02 February 2023 approved the zoning plan application from Nordic Halibut for the development of a land-based halibut facility at Torjulvågen, Tingvoll. The zoning plan specifies the use, conservation and design of land and surroundings of the area where Nordic Halibut intend to develop and build a new land-based facility, targeting annual production of 1,25 million juveniles.

With reference to previously communicated project timeline, the facility will be fully operative and produce 1,25 million juveniles from 2027. The approval of the zoning plan and the overall project progression in 2022 strengthens current timeline estimates for facility completion, with the potential for an advanced timeline present.

The approval enables Nordic Halibut to further realize phase two of the Company’s ramp-up plan to 9.000 tonnes HOG within 2030. The facility, located in proximity to the established production HUB at Nordmøre, will significantly de-risk future production cycles as early-phase production will be spread across numerous locations throughout the production lifecycle.

– We are really pleased that Tingvoll municipality continues to demonstrate its support to Nordic Halibut’s plans to create local jobs and value creation through the development of a new land-based halibut facility, says CEO Edvard Henden.

The fit-for-purpose built facility will strengthen and further improve the internal biological competence and represent a platform for further progress in genetics. The Company’s dedicated broodstock program and the advancements made in broodstock generations is the prerequisite for Nordic Halibut’s growth plan through increased robustness, growth rates and reduced lead time. The new facility at Torjulvågen will enable further biological improvement and increase the Company’s competitive advantage.

About the Torjulvågen facility:

The new facility is planned to be divided into three 1.500m2 production units and all land-based production phases will be integrated at one location. Production capacity at the facility once fully operational will be 1.25 million juveniles per year. Coupled with Nordic Halibut’s already existing land-based infrastructure, the company will have the capacity to put over 2 million fish to sea per year, corresponding to a harvest volume of 9.000 tonnes HOG.

The facility will be built with well-established and proven technology and will be based on a 100% flow-through system. The fjords surrounding Torjulvågen are deep, enabling Nordic Halibut to access water of high quality and stable temperature perfectly suited for land-based halibut production without the need for advanced technological water treatment or heating. This makes the facility energy efficient in addition to minimizing technological risk throughout the production cycle.

Further, Nordic Halibut has as part of the Company’s sustainability ambition designed the new land-based facility to be close to self-sufficient by utilizing its own renewable solar power installed at the roof-top of the production units. 

– The new land-based facility will for the first time in the company`s history be fit-for-purpose and designed for halibut farming specifically, without any legacy cost both in terms of location and technology. Utilizing Torjulvågen`s natural environment and water properties enables us to produce energy efficient and sustainable superfood at an industrial scale, says CEO Edvard Henden.

For more information, please contact:

CEO Edvard Henden,, +47 911 41 165, or

CFO Kenneth Meyer,, +47 452 12 424