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Stolt Sea Farm to Breed Senegalese Sole off Iceland

The representatives of HS Orka, an energy company in southwest Iceland, and the international company Stolt Sea Farm signed an agreement yesterday that the latter will be able to use hot water from HS Orka for breeding Senegalese sole off Reykjanes.


From Reykjanes peninsula. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to schedule, construction is to begin at the end of this year. However, the project has yet to be approved by the Environment Agency of Iceland, Fréttabladid reports.

“It is a question of very few megawatts so it isn’t a large-scale industry in that sense,” commented Ásgeir Margeirsson, chairman of HS Orka.

“However, it is an excellent addition and increases the diversity of the use of geothermal heat. It will, for example, take advantage of additional energy from the power plant which wouldn’t be used otherwise,” he added.

CEO of Stolt Sea Farm Pablo Garcia, who also met with Mayor of Reykjanesbaer Árni Sigfússon yesterday, said his company is a leader in the breeding of Senegalese sole.

He expects the breeding station, which will be built in a seven-hectare area, to create employment for about 50 people and that 75 other related jobs will be created in the process.

Click here to read more geothermal energy being used for growing tomatoes for export and here to read another recent energy-related story.


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