Nordic Aquafarms on June 5 named Gilbane Building Co. and Landry French Construction as construction managers for its planned land-based Atlantic salmon farm in Belfast. Erik Heim, Nordic’s president, highlighted Gilbane’s experience building food production facilities and said the international company shares Nordic’s commitment to producing high-quality seafood with low environmental impact. Among Gilbane’s recent projects is the 984-acre expansion of the Constellation Brands (Corona beer, and others) brewery in Mexicali, Mexico. Like the proposed Belfast facility, the Constellation brewery has been the target of protests over water extraction.

Recent projects of Landry/French, an employee-owned company based in Scarborough, include state government offices in Augusta and Portland and Colby College’s Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons in Waterville.

Heim was scheduled to address the World Affairs Council of Maine on June 6 at its annual meeting at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth. The topic was to be “the future of U.S. food systems, and how Maine is positioned to play a major role in sustainable food production.”