AKVA group has agreed to deliver an AC 600 PVDB feed barge to Arctic Offshore Farming. The deal aims to set a new industry standard for offshore aquaculture.
The deal is AKVA groups largest deal ever for a single feed barge and comes as a result of hard work combined with innovative solutions to meet the requirements needed.
A new industry standard
"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," says Klaus Hatlebrekke, COO in Norway Royal Salmon.
Arctic Offshore Farming intend to use the feed barge in exposed locations and rough conditions north of the Polar Circle. The barge is built and equipped accordingly:
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," says Tore Obrestad, Business Development Manager, Nordic CBT.
The barge is designed to operate 2 large submersible pens and is equipped with both Flexible Feeding and Waterborne Feeding.
"The deal is a door opener for other deliveries in the project," says Hatlebrekke.