New company to develop submersible fish-farming facilities for salmon

AKVA group ASA has established the company Atlantis Subsea Farming AS with the purpose of developing submersible fish-farming facilities for salmon on an industrial scale.

It has been established in partnership with the companies Sinkaberg-Hansen AS and Egersund Net AS.

Atlantis Subsea Farming AS has applied for six development licences to enable large scale development and testing of new technology and operational concept.

Through its development work, which started in summer 2014, Atlantis aims to contribute to better and more sustainable use of current farming sites.

The goal is to achieve production gains and improve fish welfare by submerging the facilities, as they will be less exposed to environmental and physical conditions than in a surface position.

Testing will take place on a large scale to focus on the third-party documentation of fish welfare and the production performance, as well as the capabilities of the system and the health and safety of employees.

With the projects are a number of risks. The testing of the technological and operational solutions requires large-scale testing beyond what can be done in today’s fish farms based on traditional operating methods.

The further progress of the project will depend on the company being granted development licences.

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