Grieg NL Development, Ltd., the project arm of Grieg NL Salmon, Ltd., is currently overseeing the concrete construction portion of their land-based Atlantic Salmon Farm located in Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
The Marystown Hatchery will consist of three buildings—First Feeding, Smoltification, and Post Smoltification—as represented below, covering 250,000 ft2 (23,225 m2) at the Marystown Marine Industrial Park. Upon completion, this facility will be the world’s largest indoor salmon aquaculture facility.
Grieg NL partnered with EFCO as their “single formwork supplier,” with both parties sharing a common vision of “Quality,” “Innovation,” “Integrity,” and “Super Service.”
Striving for Best Quality
The EFCO Team, as part of their commitment to the success of the project, worked hand-in-hand with Grieg on many high-priority topics such as cross-contamination between tanks, non-toxic form release agents, and quality of finishes, which all affect the life and well-being of the salmon.
First Feeding Building
EFCO engineering centered its formwork design for this project around EFCO’s PLATE GIRDER® forming system, with its precision-built all-steel face sheets delivering consistent superior concrete finishes and with fewer form joints and tight seams, minimizing finishing costs. Additionally, EFCO incorporated its SUPER STUD® and E-BEAM® forming system and E-Z DECK® shoring into the project to work in conjunction with the PLATE GIRDER forms, providing flexibility in the forming process due to the complexity of the overall project design.
EFCO Field Supervisor, Richard Wilder, has been working with Grieg, both on site and remotely, to ensure all questions and concerns are dealt with immediately as not to delay any progress related to formwork on the project.
Construction of the First Feeding building is nearing completion, and concrete forming is well underway on the Smoltification building. EFCO engineers are working on erection drawings for the Post Smoltification A building, scheduled to start in early spring.◊