World’s First Offshore #Fish_Farm Rig to be Moored Off Norway - gCaptain
Credit: Salmar Group
One of the world’s largest salmon producers is looking to the offshore oil and gas industry for inspiration with the development of a semi-submersible fish farm rig designed to move operations further offshore where environmental conditions are best suited for the growth of fish stocks.
The world’s first offshore fish farm installation is currently being developed for Ocean Farming AS, a subsidiary of the Norway’s SalMar Group, one of the world’s largest producers of farmed salmon.
Rolls-Royce said Wednesday it has signed a contract for the construction and delivery of the eight point mooring system that will be used to secure the rig to the seabed at #Frohavet, off the coast of central Norway.
Salmar says the rig’s design is heavily influenced by proven technologies used in the offshore oil and gas industry, comprising of a slack-anchored, semi-submersible, rigid structure design with a high degree of stability. It will measure 68 meters high by a diameter of 110 meters, have a volume of 250,000 cubic meters, and will be intended for installation in water depths of 100 to 300 meters.