Alfa Laval adds to aquaculture portfolio
A LiftUP sludge collection system. Image courtesy LiftUP.

Alfa Laval has acquired LiftUP, a Norwegian supplier of waste extraction systems for fish farms.

Located outside Bergen on the west coast of Norway, LiftUP manufactures, sells and installs pumps and cleaning equipment for the removal of dead fish, waste and sludge from open fish cages. The compressed waste is stored in tanks which are shipped to a biogas facility, where it is converted to renewable energy and a high-grade fertilizer.

The LiftUP system complements Alfa Laval Framo’s AquaStream pumping system which brings up fresh low temperature water with high oxygen levels (from around 25m depth) and creates a perfect sea current, providing conditions similar to deep fjords.

LiftUP, which had revenues of NOK75 million in 2020, will now be part of Alfa Laval’s Pumping Systems business unit within the Marine Division.

“This acquisition is a valuable addition to our sustainable aquaculture portfolio, expanding our offering of fish farming solutions that increases both the productivity and economic attractiveness of fish farming solutions while reducing its impact on the environment,” said Sameer Kalra, president of Alfa Laval’s Marine Division.