Aker ASA invests in post-smolt production at Træna
Aker ASA announced today that Aker Capital AS (collectively referred to as “Aker”) is participating in an equity financing round in the post-smolt salmon producer Gaia Salmon Holding AS (“Gaia Salmon”), investing NOK 155 million for 25.3% ownership in the company. Rodo Landbasert AS holds approximately 45% ownership. Gaia Salmon is building a post-smolt production facility at Træna, Norway, with annual capacity of up to ~7,200 tonnes of post-smolt.
Aker is invested in offshore aquaculture through SalMar Aker Ocean AS (“SAO”). In conjunction with Aker’s direct investment in Gaia Salmon, SAO has signed a non-binding agreement with Gaia Salmon for delivery of post-smolt for offshore salmon farming. The strategic cooperation will improve SAO’s access to post-smolt, which is an enabler for scaling offshore farming operations.
Aker has the right to increase its ownership in Gaia Salmon related to potential next steps of development in the company.
For more information, please contact:
Fredrik Berge, Head of Investor Relations, Aker ASA
Tel: +47 450 32 090
Atle Kigen, Head of Media Relations and Public Affairs, Aker ASA
Tel: +47 907 84 878