Hima Seafood smolt facility at Rjukan is running

Eyvi and Totalbetong have collaborated on the world’s largest land-based trout farm.
The construction of the Rjukan facility began in May 2021.

The construction of the Rjukan facility began in May 2021.


Hima Seafood has announced that its entire smolt facility in Rjukan, Norway is fully complete and that batch number 1 was transferred last week from Fry to Ongrow 1.

The land-based trout producer is establishing at Rjukan the world’s largest land-based trout farm based on RAS system technology with the help of Totalbetong AS and Eyvi AS.

MMC First Process signed in late February an agreement with Eyvi for the delivery of a fish logistic system to Hima that will guarantee the well-being of the fish during all stages, including the growth phase and processing.

On the other hand, Totalbetong has been working on the development, design, and detailed planning of the facility since early 2020. According to the turnkey contractor, its contract amounts to NOK 1.7 billion.

"We are incredibly proud of the effort the entire team has put in, and we want to extend a big thank you to Totalbetong AS and Eyvi for their outstanding work, along with their subcontractors. Good collaboration between all parties at Rjukan has been and continues to be, extremely important," a statement reads.

The world’s largest land-based trout farm

The construction of the Rjukan facility began in May 2021, and when fully operational, it will produce about 9,000 tonnes of premium Hima® Trout, equivalent to 22,000,000 dinners per year.

Production time is estimated at 17 months from fry to an ideal average weight of around 4 kg. Hima is collaborating with Osland Havbruk AS for roe deliveries to the new facility.

Eyvi and Totalbetong have completed several projects together before. Also, some subcontractors collaborate in this project, including Bryne Rør and Lie Ventilasjon, who have been with them on several plants in the past.

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