Our expertise and management team

Dr. Bent Hurup,
International expert on marine fishery and RAS technology
E-mail: bu@aqua-united.com

Dr. Urup has more than 20 years of experience with copepod and marine hatchery technology and has successfully designed the first fully closed broodstock for blue fin tuna and has steady success with spawning. Bent has also designed and delivered facilities and technology for the production of Halibut, Tuna, Amberjack, Seriola, Barramundi, turbot, sole and Salmon to Denmark, China, Australia, Saudi, Norway, Canada, Spain and Malaysia.

  • 1989-1992 PhD on new technology for the rearing of marine larvae using copepods.
  • 1990-1994 Founder of Maximus, at that time the dominant supplier of Juveniles of cold water marine species in Europe.
  • 1995-2002 Director, Aqua Partners APS, delivering design for Aquaculture facilities in Scotland, Canada and Chile.
  • 2003- 2011 Founder & CTO of UNI-Aqua (AKVA group Denmark), Leading global supplier of RAS technology for marine fish farming.
  • Partner in Danish Salmon A/S, Epic Aqua, Futuna Blue ApS, Aqua Partners ApS, and Aqua United ApS.

Søren Frandsen
Msc. Mechanical Engineering

Søren is the main shareholder in Danish Salmon A/S and a shareholder and co-owner in Futuna Blue ApS . Søren has developed wind turbine projects in Denmark and the states alongside being an enrepreneur of Biogas production Projects. Søren has founded and developed Danish Salmon A/S, a facility based on massive water treatment systems ensuring high quality water and no polution of the environment. The project will redefine the world of fish production. Through the company Gladstone, which Søren has founded and owns, Søren has developed the fish farm Læsø Laks in the period 2008 - 2009, and Baltic Aquaculture during 2009.

Læsø Laks

2000 tonnes yearly production.
30 hectars of land
Authority work
Investor Relations

Baltic Aquaculture

16000 tonnes yearly production
150 hectars of land
Authority work
Investor relations

Futuna Blue

World class hatchery
1 million Blue Fin Tuna
20 million Euro Investment.

Ole Kjærgård

Ole kjærgård is a highly skilled entrepreneur and has developed amongst others, projects in solar energy and biofuel. He is the founder and owner of Kjærgård Trading , which springs from Kjærgård Carpentry and sales, which was established in the early 1980’s, it has grown to take on several projects in many areas, in China, Eastern Europe and also Scandinavia, where it mainly deals with sustainablitiy and renewable energy. Ole is a well known turnkey contractor and has key relations to private equity funds.