Down with the old, up with the new
The first step toward improving the welfare of fish is to consider its habitat. By growing fish in a closed containment system, we can control and grow the fish in a safe and sustainable manner.
The result of our efforts is the Aquafarm Floating Closed System. Developed together with Marintek, DNV GL, Norconsult, Multiconsult and SINTEF, this groundbreaking solution has been thoroughly tested and certified.
Together with Mowi, we’ve carried out full-scale testing of the system for post-smolt production, but designed also for full grown fish and brood fish.
Through a pumping system, the water is withdrawn at 25 meters, and water transported through separate water treatment systems before it is released into the tank.
A specially designed, patented hatch system ensures a double fish escape barrier configuration and exceptional hydraulic flow inside the habitat. This method lets us circumvent the fish louse problem altogether.
Certified design and construction according to NS9415:2009 and NYTEK
Inside diameter: Ø40 m
Circumference: 126 m
Cage Depth: 22 m
Gross Volume: 21.000 m3
Significant Wave Height: Hs = 2,0 m, Tp 5,0
Design Wind : v = 30 m/s (Severe Storm)
Current: 1,0 m/s
Lifetime: 25 years