Grieg employees headed to Norway
Four employees taking part in knowledge exchange program
Four employees with Grieg NL’s aquaculture project in Marystown will travel to Norway in mid-October to take part in a knowledge exchange.
Candice Way, Laura Dwyer, Shalyn Ryan and Jordan Keats will travel to various regions in Norway, where they will be working with and learning how to use different equipment at Grieg’s Trosnavåg facility.
“We’ll be over there for about four weeks,” said Way, who, along with Dwyer, will be learning about the hatchery during their time in Norway.
“Learning everything from when the eggs arrive, right up to taking care of the big fish, so we’re really excited to have that opportunity” explained Way.
She added this will be her second time in Norway, where she travelled in March for a conference.
Dwyer said it should turn out to be a great experience for herself and her colleagues.
“It should be really interesting.”
Dwyer is interested in seeing the process in action, “to see how they are doing it over there, in comparison to how they are doing it over here,” she explained.
“(Aquaculture) is such a huge industry in Norway, it will be really interesting to see (the process) from egg till when they’re ready to go out to sea, how they go about things.”
Way, who has worked in a recirculating facility before, said every facility does it differently.
“To go over there and see how this is being worked in Norway – we’re pretty excited to have that opportunity,” she said. “To get to live there for a full month and experience the culture… Laura and I are actually going to be living on-site for the full four weeks and going to work everyday, so we’re really going to be immersed in the culture, the work environment – everything.”
Keats, who will be employed as water quality specialist at the Marystown site, will also be working at the facility.
“He’ll be living on-site as well for four weeks,” explained Way. “He’ll be training on how to do water quality measurements, because that’s key to a re-circulating system working properly and that the fish are healthy.”
All four employees are looking forward to seeing the different facilities in Norway and having the opportunity to develop knowledge of the processes and equipment “so we can come back and plan for this one.”
Ryan, who will be employed as a marine site manager when operations get underway in Marystown, said she is looking forward to the experience.
“I am pretty excited, because it’s not very often people get to go to Norway at a young age,” she said. “I’m excited to see something new and get the experience.
Laura Dwyer, Shalyn Ryan, Candice Way and Jordan Keats (missing from photo) are preparing to head to Norway to train at Grieg NL’s facilities in the area as part of the company’s Norwegian knowledge exchange.