Milestone reached by Atlantis project

Fish are being monitored in Atlantis Subsea Farming's submersible pen Photo: Atlantis Subsea Farming Fish are being monitored in Atlantis Subsea Farming's submersible pen Photo: Atlantis Subsea Farming

Atlantis Subsea Farming, a subsidiary of SinkabergHansen, AKVA group and Egersund Net, has successfully implemented its submersible pen since gaining a development licence in March last year.

The first version of the pen is product-certified, and the project is now entering a phase where the behaviour and well-being of the fish will be closely monitored.

“One year after being awarded the development licence, the first fish are in the system, and we’re quite happy with that,” said project manager, Trude Olafsen.  

“We have had our challenges, and what we are trying to achieve is not easy. But this is exactly why we need the development licence. It gives us the opportunity to test the technology on actual biomass for three generations – and we are grateful for that,” she added.

The operational staff at SinkabergHansen and the service company Nærøysund Aquaservice, which played an important part in the development work, are acquiring valuable experience on deep operations. The goal is to have the pen submerged as much as possible with very little visible at the surface.

“I have great faith that this may be a solution in certain locations with rough conditions at the surface,” explained Finn Sinkaberg, who worked on the project. “If the technology from Atlantis Subsea Farming also allows us to use more exposed locations, this is a solution for the future.”

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