In partnership with the companies Sinkaberg-Hansen AS and Egersund Net AS, 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. ATLANTIS SUBSEA FARMING AS has applied for six development licences to enable large-scale development and testing of the new technology and operational concept.
The work on Atlantis started in summer 2014, and experts from all three companies have been and will continue to be involved in the work with the ATLANTIS concept.
Through its innovative development work, ATLANTIS aims both to contribute to better and more sustainable use of current farming sites as well as to enable use of more exposed sites than is currently possible. The goal is to achieve production gains and improve fish welfare by submerging the facilities, as they will be far less exposed to the environmental and physical conditions than in a surface position.