Russia-based Aquaproduct says it will begin operating the country’s first land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for Atlantic salmon farming by the end of the first quarter.

The company started construction of the farm in Russia’s northwest Vologda region in July 2019.

At the time, Aquaproduct said it planned to invest around €27 million ($30 million) into the project. The actual cost, however, has not been disclosed.