Opened Stingray’s new branch in Northern Norway


On Wednesday 24 May, Wenberg Fish Farming and Stingray Marine Solutions could celebrate the opening of the Wenberg Innovation Park and new industrial building at Fauske.

Stingray Marine Solutions now has its first branch outside of Oslo. Around 80 people attended the actual opening, and were given a tour of the industrial building that Stingray will dispose of. Marlen Rendall Berg, mayor of Fauske Kommune, had the honor of cutting the ribbon and declaring the Wenberg Innovation Park and the Stingray building officially open.

For Fauske, this immediately means 15 new jobs at Fauske, and Stingray Marine Solutions itself states that they envisage over 20 employees at Fauske in the long term.

– This has a lot to say for our entire region, with new skills and new jobs that have ripple effects throughout our district. Congratulations to our municipality, our region and Stingray, which we welcome to Fauske, said Marlen Rendall Berg, mayor of Fauske Municipality, in the opening speech.

The mayor himself laid the foundation stone when the start of construction was marked last year, and could now mark its completion a year later. Wenberg Fish Farming is behind the innovation park, which has its offices and land base next door to the new industrial building in the park.

Here is one of the Stingray’s laser nodes in the foreground. Photo: Salten Aqua

– We would like to thank Moldjord Bygg og Anlegg, Indira, Fauske municipality, everyone who has helped in the process and all our employees who make an excellent effort every day to ensure that our workplace is constantly developed, said Geir Wenberg, chairman of Wenberg Fiskeopdrett.

Furthermore, Geir Wenberg states that they have clear objectives for Wenberg Innovation Park and future tenants.

– We want companies that work with sustainability, companies that work with innovation and companies that preferably work with aquaculture. Stingray Marine Solutions and Scale AQ, who also have an office here, are perfect for the investment we are making, adds Wenberg.

The opening of the Wenberg Innovation Park also marks the opening of a new department for Stingray. The company is based in Oslo, but will now open its first branch outside the capital.

Former Geir Wenberg, Ørjan Wenberg, John Arne Breivik, Marlen Rendall Berg. Photo: Kind Conceptual Branding

1,000 laser nodes
– This is a milestone and a flag day for us. We are very grateful to Ørjan and Geir Wenberg Fish Farming, who suggested a few years ago that we set up a separate department here, says managing director John Arne Breivik.

In recent years, Stingray has been through a good growth phase, despite logistical challenges linked to the pandemic and war. Today, the technology company has almost 1,000 laser nodes along the coast in Norway, but envisions that Northern Norway alone can account for this number already within the next year.

– We have now employed five people, and envision that we will have more than 20 employees here in the long term. The department at Fauske will work with service, be a control center and we will also have our own fish health department here.

Geir Wenberg and Wenberg Fish Farming have known the company for years, and were among the first to largely adopt the solution for Stingray.

– We have had great faith in them, and today use their solutions as work tools every single day. It is with great pleasure that we welcome them to us, says Geir Wenberg.

The article is in Norwegian

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