The feeding barge that AKVA will deliver will be used in exposed places and under difficult conditions north of the Polar Circle.
AKVA to deliver feed barge for offshore farming
Thursday, February 07, 2019, 21:40 (GMT + 9)
AKVA Group ASA agreed to deliver an AC 600 PVDB feed barge to Arctic Offshore Farming, with the main aim to set a new industry standard for offshore aquaculture.
The new feed barge will include a space for a workboat. (Image AKVA)
It is the biggest deal ever for a single barge, and according to the company, it comes as a result of hard work combined with innovative solutions to meet the requirements needed.
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"This is a new step forward for the aquaculture industry. AKVA group contributes to setting a new industry standard for offshore farming with unique solutions combined with a focus on fish welfare and safe work conditions," said Klaus Hatlebrekke, COO in Norway Royal Salmon.
Arctic Offshore Farming will use the feed barge in exposed locations and rough conditions north of the Polar Circle.
The barge is 64x13 meters with 800 tonnes of storage capacity and certified for significant wave heights of 7,5 meter. It has space for a Polarcirkel 1050 Work Boat in the stern and made with a slip to lift vessels on board to protect them from rough water.
"We are very proud to have such innovative people in AKVA group. To be able to deliver such a complex project shows capacity and is an important step in positioning AKVA group in this segment in the future," said Tore Obrestad, Business Development Manager, Nordic CBT.
The barge is designed to operate two large submersible pens and is equipped with both Flexible Feeding and Waterborne Feeding.