BAADER Joins Collaboration to Build the Salmon Industry’s most Modern and Sustainable Circular Industry Park

Lübeck, Germany / Olso, Norway
21 Dec

By this agreement, BAADER enters cooperation with all stakeholders along the industry park’s value chain from rearing to packaged transport to develop and provide wholistic, automated, digitalized and sustainable processing solutions that best support the project’s overarching goal.

Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB and BAADER from Lübeck in Germany, signed a letter of intent for cooperation. The Quality Salmon industry symbiosis and circular industry park will be a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) built on the west coast of Sweden, ensuring a fully green energy usage towards a CO2 positive footprint, zero waste, and zero emission to the sea.

“As the world’s requirement for nutrition is rapidly growing, processing resources in an optimal way is key to providing high-quality food for present and future generations. This is where fully integrated salmon wall-to-wall solutions, from stunning to packing, play a major role”, says Robert Focke, Managing Director BAADER Fish.

“We are pleased to support Quality Salmon in creating sustainable salmon processing. By best combining automation, digitalization and humanization in the wholistic processing solutions we provide, we share common values with the projects aim of joining forces in creating the most sustainable salmon production”, says Robert Focke, Managing Director BAADER Fish.

“We are convinced that RAS farming in combination with state-of-the-art BAADER processing technology and the comprehensive collection and analysis of information in the value chain will not only help to meet the future demand for safe and sustainable proteins, but will also make an important contribution to the development of regions with limited infrastructure and employment opportunities”, says Robert Focke, Managing Director BAADER Fish.

“Investing 17 – 20 SEK billion in the circular industry park and aiming for a future production of 100.000 tons of salmon per year demonstrates our level of ambition pretty clearly. We want to do more than just promote the production of salmon. That is why we have chosen to partner with BAADER as we share a mutual vision that sustainability and innovation are key drivers for success and development of Quality Salmon”, stated Roy W. Høiås, CEO ofLighthouse Finance AS.

When fully developed, the Quality Salmon Industry park will operate on a140-hectare land site producing up to 100,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon per year. The industrial park will include all functions and production will almost entirely be a circular economy that contains feed factory, salmon farm, slaughter, processing, management of residual products and water purification.

About Lighthouse Finance A/S and Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB

Lighthouse Finance was founded in 2013and it is a global Norwegian-owned company with its headquarters in Oslo. The company is well-established in the seafood industry and specializes in raising capital, financing and management, covering the entire seafood value chain. Lighthouse Finance has financed several establishments of fish farms, integrated aquaculture systems and large-scale fishing and logistics vessels in Europe, North America and Asia. The company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, USA and Singapore. Quality Salmon is aconcept that Lighthouse Finance invests in to globally develop Aqua Sustainable Industry Parks.


BAADER is a leading global provider for food processing solutions with over 100 years’ experience. With more than 1,200 employees around the world operating in more than a hundred countries across six continents, the company designs and engineers innovative and holistic solutions that ensure intelligent, safe, efficient and sustainable food processing in all phases, from the handling of live and raw protein materials to the finished food products.

The BAADER processing solutions can cover the entire salmon processing from harvesting to packaging. Synchronization of interfaces helps to ensure high product quality, food safety, maximal resource utilization, animal welfare and minimum down-time. With the company’s mission “We Innovate Food Value Chains”, the company is committed to making contributions as a pioneering innovation driver along the entire food value chain. By sharing knowledge and in close collaboration with customers and partners, BAADER is already pushing the industry towards greater efficiency, traceability, transparency, profitability, and sustainability.

About Sotenäs municipality

Sotenäs has a long tradition of fishing and fishing industry. The municipality has the largest seafood production in the Nordic region. Over the coming decades, seafood industry will expand significantly. The earth's population is growing and there is an increasing demand for sustainably produced seafood. Since 2015, Sotenäs pursues a long-term strategy to be the leading municipality in Sweden in terms of circular economics and symbiosis work and has created the Sotenäs Symbio Center, which was recently appointed ‘Municipal Innovation of the Year’. The municipality sees its Symbio Center as key to creating new sustainable industries and new

For further information, please contact:

Roy W.Høiås, CEO, Lighthouse Finance AS

Robert Qvist, CTO, Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB

Robert Focke, Managing Director, BAADER Fish

Pär Eriksson, Chairman of the Technical Committee, Sotenäs Municipality

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