• Safe & sustainable production of

    healthy tasty fish

  • Innovative flexible

    technology solutions

  • Cultivating expertise for

    future generations

OFS Norge overview

About OFS Norge

OFS Norge is a salmon and trout land-based farming company. We offer seamless and sustainable production, from smolt to final products of the highest pre-rigor quality.

Our ambition is to combine expertise within biology and technology to become a leading global land-based fish farming expert that produces high quality tasty fish, both fresh and frozen.

We are a highly competent team with extensive experience in aquaculture working together for a common goal: to cultivate expertise and harvest healthy tasty fish.

OFS Norge is developed by investors with extensive industrial experience and successfully developed seafood companies. Our owners are pioneers with deep roots in the Norwegian seafood industry and a successful project portfolio. Our management team has key experience from RAS operation and farming, project development, fish processing and sales.

ONTEC, the innovative RAS technology provider of which OFS Norge holds a majority stake, provides us with flexible and efficient solutions that are focused on fish welfare and sustainability. In addition, a state-of-the art on-site slaughtering and processing facility greatly reduces fish handling and stress and contributes to reduced transportation costs and lower total carbon footprint for our prime quality seafood.

Wild looking salmon produced in an ONTEC System
Wild looking salmon produced in an ONTEC System

Project: OFS Måløy

Måløy is one of the epicentres of the fish farming industry, with access to an already developed value chain and key infrastructure.

OFS Norge overview

Slaughtering and VAP
(later stage)

1x Ø10m
RAS module

Full-scale RAS
Ø17 & 22m
RAS modules

OFS Måløy is a wholly owned subsidiary of OFS Norge. Our license for land-based production of 15.000 tonnes salmon annually (SF-V-19) was one of the first awarded in Norway. Our excellent location is adjacent to high quality fresh- and ocean water sources and green energy supply.

The project will be realised in 3 phases with a clear progression plan to reach full scale within 2026. Next, with a streamlined facility running and a centre of excellence in land-based operations providing a solid platform for knowledge transfer and competent growth, we intend to develop joint ventures abroad.

Phase 1:

The first phase is already under construction. Smolt is estimated to be released into tanks in Q4. The first phase, which also covers the mandatory verification stage for land-based projects (cf. §20 in Regulations on operation of aquaculture facilities) will be delivered through ONTEC Academy, with a production capacity of ~500 tonnes/year. We then proceed directly into phase 2 with a production of 7.500 tonnes, and then up to 15.000 tonnes in phase 3.

Phase 1:

~500 tonnes production
through Ontec Academy

Phase 2:

~7.500 tonnes large
scale production

Phase 3:

~15.000 tonnes full
scale production

International Joint Ventures

Pursuing global expansion with
recognised industry partners

Step one towards becoming a 15,000 tonnes HOG producer:

Completion of ONTEC Academy

Ontec Academy
Ontec Academy
Ontec Academy
Ontec Academy

ONTEC Academy is a centre of excellence for ONTEC technology’s R&D and capacity building in land-based farming, where future generations of farm operators are educated and trained. ONTEC Academy collaborates with Måløy High School (aquaculture diplomas, training and updates for college teachers), Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (degrees in management of aquaculture operations and a growing menu of short courses) as well as the research foundation MMR Ocean Blue with its network to Norwegian universities and Masters’ and PhD programmes. ONTEC Academy is a knowledge based yet hands-on operations-oriented meeting place for land-based farming afficionados.

ONTEC Academy will be the
technology company’s HQ and
pilot production facility.
Planned opening Q3 - 2021,
Fish swimming Q4 - 2021.

Housing a unique
industrial scale R&D
and demo site,
with strong links to
the educational sector.

ONTEC Academy will
address the land-based
industry´s human resource
bottleneck and supply OFS
with in-house expertise.

OFS offers seamless
industrial production,
from smolt to final
products, of the
highest pre-rigor quality.


Based on two decades of testing and developing the technology, ONTEC (Onshore Technologies AS) has an optimised design that provides great growth- and flow conditions conducive for a robust and tasty fish that resembles wild salmon. OFS Norge is the main shareholder of ONTEC.

ONTEC’s unique flexibility to toggle each tank independently between RAS, hybrid and flow-through operating mode allows for unprecedented biosecurity in RAS, as well as smoother and more sustainable operations resulting in less fish handling, less diseases, and better water quality control. The energy consumption rated at 3,5 kWh/kg is, to our knowledge, best-in-class.

Modular design ensures that, during day-to-day operations, each growth volume is a separate biosystem that does not exchange water with others. The separation of fish in separate biosystems combined with strict biosafety procedures, and dedicated high-biosecurity zones for three-month transit quarantine for incoming smolt, minimizes risk both of introduction and internal spread of disease.

Trond-Inge Kvernevik
Executive Director, ONTEC Chairman

Biologist with industry leadership experience. Former CEO of Fiskevegn. Experience from fisheries, aquaculture, hydropower, telecom, research & international consulting.

Yngve Hjertenes
CTO & Project lead, ONTEC

B.Sc. in Technical Aquaculture. Ten years as Chief Technical Officer at ILAB (Industrial and Aquatic Laboratory). Experience from salmon farming, smolt production and water treatment.

Removal of particles

C02 removal

Removal of particles

C02 removal

Bio filtration

Removal of particles

Removal of particles

C02 removal

Removal of particles

C02 removal

Bio filtration

Removal of particles

Ontec - Key benefits


Feeding a population of 10 billion by 2050 without ruining our already strained environment has been recognised as one of the greatest challenges of our time. Putting fish back on the menu, and doing so by increasing the output of effective aquaculture, will be key solutions for a sustainable future.

The OFS group of companies support the United Nations´s Sustainable Development Goals. Our investors and customers expect nothing less. Through our careful choice of technology, suitable aquaculture sites, frugal use of water- and feed resources, as well as a range of other measures, we strive to support and achieve the sustainability goals while offering seafood of the highest quality.










Ronny Almenning (52)

RMA Invest AS
Local industrial investor with 30 years’ experience in the seafood industry, with expertise in processing.

Olav Refvik (63)

Nordfjord AS
Well-known investor with many years’ background from Morgan Stanley (USA). Recently investing in several Norwegian start-ups.

Andreas Haugen (57)

A H Holding AS
Former owner and CEO of Andenes Havfiskeselskap and a successful investor in a wide range of sectors. More than 30 years of experience from operating and building technically advanced fishing vessels.

Jon Ove Stokke (55)
CEO, Director

Local investor with 30 years experience in international sales and marketing of salmon and other seafood.

Bodil Utvik Lynge (41)

Greipa AS
Msc Economics. Local investor, co-owner and former CEO in Nor Seafoods AS. More than 15 years of experience in seafood sales and marketing.

Johan Oksholen (50)

Noas Invest AS
Local investor, co-owner and sales manager in Nor Seafoods AS. More than 25 years of experience in the seafood sector.

Arild Aarvik (53)

Carisma Fish AS
Local investor and holder of several directorships in the seafood Industry. Life-long experience from fishery industry in Norway - from catch to export.
The OFS Group is developed by investors with extensive experience in successfully developing seafood companies

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OFS Norge AS
Gate 1 nr. 234
6700 Måløy

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