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Group seeks backers for world's largest seafood terminal

Pareto has been tasked with finding an investor. 

Norwegian state-owned airport operator Avinor is planning to build the world's largest seafood seawater terminal at Oslo's airport Gardermoen -- and is now looking for investors.

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Once finished, the terminal will handle 300,000 metric tons of seafood per year, around 1,600 metric tons per day -- equaling two flights per hour.

Salmon is currently the largest product sent to Europe. In total, around 600 metric tons of salmon are being sent from the airport to Asia, Africa and North America, reports Finansavisen.

Plans for the new Gardermoen terminal were announced in November last year, and construction is set to start on Jan. 1, 2019. 

Avinor has hired Pareto as facilitator to find the right investors.

"Apart from the Avinor seafood center and terminal, no other seawater terminals are being planned at Oslo airport," Lasse A. Vangstein,  communications consultant at Avinor, told IntraFish.

"The seafood industry wants Avinor to facilitate this terminal at Oslo Airport as growth in seafood exports from Norway is expected," he said. "We plan to have an external owner and the terminal itself should be operated commercially by one player." 

The new terminal will be ready by 2020. Among the partners are Marine Harvest, Leroy and SalMar.

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