Blár shall contribute to achieve the ambitious roadmap for Norwegian Aquaculture.
By 2030, salmon must be farmed using technologies that eliminate the problems of sea lice, prevent escapes and capitalize the value of particulate matter. By 2030, the industry will export salmon worth more than NOK 200 billion perannum and represent one of Norway’s most important export industries. Additionally, exports of products and services will increase five-fold by 2050.
Through investments in research and innovation, suppliers to the aquaculture industry will become a significant contributor to the development of Norwegian aquaculture.
This will be achieved by active development of:
The company «Roxel» applied 15th Nov2017 for 14 development licenses for the innovative concept «Octopus» - a jack-up rig with pull-down net-pens. The net-pens are being developed to withstand 15m Hs and a strong current of 1m/s and can thus be located in exposed / offshore areas throughout the whole world.
The net-pens are being developed to withstand 15m Hs and a strong current of 1m/s and can thus be located in exposed / offshore areas throughout the whole world.
The net-pens can be pulled down below the typical highest current at the surface and the depth can be optimised for fish welfare. In general, fish welfare is likely to be improved by moving the ocean farms out of the fjords, with a reduction in salmon louse, better temperature profiles both at winter and summer and making the salmon production more sustainable with a large spread of by-products as the currents are higher.
The inventive ocean farm concept called “Octopus”is using a jack-up as a base of command and logistics with brilliant-shaped net-pens to solve the challenges at exposed sites and provide sustainable fish farming with increased fish welfare.