Munkedal Municipality and Quality Salmon sign a letter of intent regarding a planned logistics centre
Last spring, the Swedish municipality of Sotenäs and the Norwegian company Lighthouse Finance A/S, agreed on an establishment that may generate thousands of job opportunities. The plans include the construction of Europe’s largest land-based fish farm at an investment of some SEK 17–20 billion. The plans also comprise the construction of a nearby logistics centre at Håby. A letter of intent regarding the logistics centre has now been signed by Munkedal municipality and Lighthouse Finance. The aim is to start production successively in 2023 and to produce 100,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon by 2026.
Lighthouse Finance AS has founded a Swedish subsidiary, Quality Salmon AB, located in Sotenäs municipality. The planned industrial park will be operated by Quality Salmon AB in collaboration with partners. Among these partners are the stakeholders Vattenfall, Volvo and Siemens and there will be yet more.
By using modern technology, the production will be a fully recycled process, covering every stage from fish to waste and water.
The establishment is expected to create thousands of job opportunities, a growing demand for new housing as well as improvements on the infrastructure in the region.
In order to found efficient transportation, a logistics centre for electric trucks is planned at Håby. Quality Salmon AB and the municipality of Munkedal have now signed a letter of intent covering both project cooperation regarding the establishment and access to land.
– We have a constructive attitude to the establishment of a logistics centre in the municipality, says Håkan Sundberg, who is Municipal Director in Munkedal municipality. The plans are well in line with our objective to be an attractive municipality for businesses and to achieve sustainable development. Our aim is to present a more detailed project plan for the logistics centre during the forthcoming spring.