Nordic Aquafarms – Mikkel Kristian Thomsen appointed Group CTO and Head of Nordic Aquafarms Technology Aps
August 7, 2020
Nordic Aquafarms – a leading player in land-based aquaculture with production of Salmon and Yellowtail Kingfish is happy to announce that Mikkel Kristian Thomsen is appointed Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of Nordic Aquafarms Technology Aps (NAF Tech).
I’m very happy that Mikkel is our new Group CTO and Head of NAF Tech. Mikkel has extensive experience from RAS-design and construction, and together with his team in NAF Tech and our experienced production managers in Norway, Denmark and USA I feel confident that Nordic Aquafarms will have the world’s best RAS-farms, says CEO in Nordic Aquafarms AS, Bernt Olav Røttingsnes.
Mikkel Thomsen joined Nordic Aquafarms as manager of Nordic Aquafarms DK in 2018. Prior to this he was Head of Design in the Danish RAS-supplier Inter Aqua Advance. He has extensive experience from RAS-design and construction, and has managed development of both smolt, post-smolt and grow-out facilities as part of Inter Aqua Advance.
Nordic Aquafarms has a unique position as the only land-based aquaculture company with two facilities in production with two different species, a bi-coastal strategy in USA and an in-house RAS-technology team. In close collaboration with the production managers, NAF Tech develops our unique land-based production modules with high focus on product quality, capacity, efficiency and risk mitigation.
NAF Tech is the company’s inhouse RAS-engineering, -design, -procurement and -project management vehicle that is 100% allocated to these activities in our ongoing and upcoming. The team also supports the ongoing operations in Norway and Denmark with technical improvements and development alongside several R&D projects in live production environments.
NAF Tech has 10 employees with extensive experience from RAS development and construction. Before joining Nordic Aquafarms the team developed smolt, post-smolt and grow-out facilities as part of Inter Aqua Advance, and they have developed facilities for several companies i.e Grieg Seafoods and Marine Harvest / Mowi.
NAF Tech will manage Nordic Aquafarms’ patent portfolio, including a well proven Moving Bed Biofilter Reactor (MBBR) and biomedia, currently in use at several RAS-farms around the world. NAF Tech is in the process of filing several more patents related to our unique RAS-design.