Pure Salmon's recently acquired Kaldnes division is planning to nearly double its workforce over the next two years by hiring 50 people.

8F, the global investment firm behind land-based salmon farming company Pure Salmon, acquired the aquaculture division of Kruger Kaldnes from Veolia in June.

Kaldnes's aquaculture unit employs 55 people and over the last 15 years has established itself as one of the leading providers of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), offering maintenance, consulting, operational support and training.

The aquaculture division of Sandefjord, Norway-based company Kruger Kaldnes has now been split off into its own company after being sold to 8F Asset Management and is now called Pure Salmon Kaldnes AS.

It will continue as a consultant, contractor and supplier of equipment, services and RAS systems for the land-based aquaculture industry.

Pure Salmon Kaldnes plans to open in new locations in Norway and internationally and is on the lookout for established professionals and recent graduates, as well as relevant applicants from other industries who wish to change fields.

"This includes everything from project managers to positions related to automation, process operation and innovation,” said the company's spokesperson Per Hakon Stenhaug.