SalMar receives first automated off-shore aquaculture structure from China
The new 'smart' offshore farm belonging to SalMar. (Image: SalMar)
China state-owned shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) has delivered the first of six automated offshore fish farms to SalMar ASA, intended to help to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Norway's aquaculture industry.
Such facility is Ocean Farm 1, which CSIC chairperson Hu Wenming defined as the world's first offshore salmon farming equipment built on the same principle as semisubmersible installations used in the offshore oil and gas drilling sector.
Wenming also explained that unlike traditional fish farming facilities, the ocean farm embodies advanced technologies including automatic fishing, hydrological monitoring, deep-sea positioning and biological light adjustment systems.
Ocean Farm 1 comprises a slack-anchored, semisubmersible and rigid structure with a high degree of stability. It is intended for offshore installation in ...