First major offshore fish farm to be installed early next year off NorwayStaff Writer | September 15, 2016
The first major offshore fish farm for the Norwegian company Ocean Farming is being developed by Global Maritime Consultancy and Engineering and is scheduled for installation early next year off Norway.
Fish Feasibility studies on the project started in 2012
Ocean Farming's new pilot facility will be located near the island of Frâya off the Norwegian coast and will be a permanently moored semi-submersible structure with a diameter of 100 and height of 68 metres.
The installation combines the most advanced technologies and expertise from both the Norwegian fish farming industry and the offshore oil and gas sector.
Feasibility studies on the project started in 2012 followed by a model basin model tests to demonstrate the facility's suitability for harsh weather conditions.
The life of the structure is estimated at 25 years and it is designed to survive ship collisions and extreme tidal conditions. ■