Centre of Excellence to Support the European Aquaculture Market

2 september 2020

XYLEM invests in a European Centre of Excellence (CoE) serving the global aquaculture market.

Oslo, September 2, 2020 - Based in Norway, a team of Xylem experts now form the Aquaculture Center of Excellence aiming to support European aquaculture customers with the same competence that has been used to innovate and develop the Norwegian market. The virtual CoE brings together a focused team of experts with decades of experience in delivering complex aquaculture projects. Ambition of the CoE is to take local experience to the next level of supporting global customers in solving complex water challenges.

Expertise available through the CoE covers core areas within biosecurity and farm welfare, such as; disinfection, water intake, recirculation, wastewater treatment, heat exchange, filtration & oxygenation as well as silage. These are all key aspects to maintaining a healthy and sustainable yield, whether it is in a land-based RAS or cage farm.

Arild Heimlid, Leader Center of Excellence Aquaculture at Xylem explained: "Our extensive expertise built from generations of experience here in Norway, will now be available to support customers across borders. We see this as an excellent opportunity to deliver innovative solutions with focus on sustainability and fish welfare.”

“Our CoE team is based throughout Norway, so we have been able to be close and hands-on not only with our customers, but with other suppliers, partners and scientists to learn from experiences in various types of installations and are involved in developing the industry. Now we have the opportunity to channel our knowledge to our colleagues in other countries in order to assist our customers on a global scale.” stated Asbjørn Husby, Business Development Manager.

Not only does the CoE team help customers with their daily challenges, the CoE experts are involved in research and development projects with universities, industry partners and authorities to investigate and escalate issues within biosecurity. Xylem’s very own CoE expert in aquaculture engineering, Asbjørn Husby, recently participated in an international study to benefit livelihood in the industry. The study is about the inactivation of Piscine orthoreovirus, a well-known virus that infects various salmonid fish species. Click here to read the full publication from The Journal of Fish Diseases.  

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with technological innovation. Our more than 16,000 diverse employees delivered revenue of $5.25 billion in 2019. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management, and helping communities in more than 150 countries become water-secure. Join us at www.xylem.com

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