According to Billund’s CSO, Bjarne Olsen, Aqua Nor is a great opportunity to meet not only the industry’s key decision-takers but also the people working at the farms, with their literally hands in the water.
“Communicating face-to-face with these people is crucial for us, as they work directly with RAS systems designed and built by Billund. They can ask us questions, provide feedback, and discuss the pros and cons of our designs. Having this direct interaction is essential not only for keeping up us to date about their needs but also for preserving strong relationships with them in their day-to-day work,” he said.
Additionally, Olsen believes that this event offers the opportunity to connect with other equipment suppliers, learn about their new technologies, and build relationships. “We are definitely looking forward to establishing new partnerships, connecting with existing clients, and engaging with people working on the ground,” he said.
Latest trends in RAS
Visiting our stand (D-355) at Aqua Nor will give you the chance to speak with our technical team about the latest trends in RAS. For instance, over the last decade, producing increasingly larger salmon post-smolt has become a prevailing trend. This strategy shortens the time the fish spend in the sea, thus reducing the risk of sea lice, promotes sustainability, and enhances fish quality. “Over the past ten years, the average weight of smolt coming from the fish farms we have built has significantly increased from around 100 grams to approximately 250-300 grams, which demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement and innovation in the aquaculture industry,” Olsen said.
In addition, Billund Aquaculture has also developed RAS projects for more than 30 marine and freshwater species other than salmon, including yellowtail kingfish, shrimp, striped bass, barramundi, sturgeon, and European pike-perch. Moreover, the company is developing a number of projects related to small scale R&D test facilities for fish feed producers, but which could also be used by animal health firms, universities and research centers in general.
Billund has also diversified its business portfolio beyond RAS. “We actively engage in other projects related to RAS technology, all of which contribute to advancing sustainable practices in the aquaculture sector,” Olsen said. Complementarily, and in addition to sludge treatment, we also offer wastewater treatment solutions for discharge cleaning. Such projects reduce the concentration of nitrogen and phosphor in water discharges from RAS. “Regulation is becoming stricter on the discharge of effluents into rivers and the sea and that is why we are getting more actively involved in treatment technologies for these kinds of pollutants,” said Olsen.
"Moreover, we specialize in creating master biofilters for various companies. By constantly striving to improve technologies, we are promoting sustainability and improving the industry's overall environmental impact,” he said.
Our staff will warmly welcome you at Billund Aquaculture’s stand in Aqua Nor (D-355), where you can hold meetings and learn more about RAS and the projects the company is developing.
Aqua Nor 2023 will be held in a hybrid format allowing attendees to hold both face-to-face and virtual meetings. Most importantly it will offer the industry a welcome opportunity to once again meet up and showcase the sector’s latest innovations. Come visit us at stand 355 in hall D or at our digital stand here.