Proposed Salmon Farm Acquires Additional Land In Belfast

BELFAST — Nordic Aquafarms has entered into an agreement with Belfast window manufacturer Mathews Brothers for the purchase of approximately 14 acres. The parcel adjoins the 40 acres Nordic Aquafarms already has under contract with the Belfast Water District as the site for its proposed land-based salmon farm.

The purchase price was not disclosed in the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

According to Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim, the primary motivation for purchasing the additional land is to enable larger buffers around the site, while maintaining the company’s previously announced plans to construct a facility with an annual capacity in the range of 32,000 metric tons, to be built in phases over the next six to seven years.

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