Aker Solutions Bags First Fish Farm Assembly Contract
Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Arctic Offshore Farming, a subsidiary of Norway Royal Salmon, for the assembly of two large fish farming facilities.
Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Arctic Offshore Farming, a subsidiary of Norway Royal Salmon, for the assembly of two large fish farming facilities. Fish farming has been identified by Aker Solutions as a market with several interesting prospects. Aker Solutions has together with Norway Royal Salmon developed the design for Arctic Offshore Farming’s harsh environment installation. This contract means that the company will now also make its first delivery of such facilities. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 40 million.
Arctic Offshore Farming’s facilities are currently being prefabricated as four separate sections at the Fosen Yard in Emden, Germany. During the first quarter 2021, the modules will be transported on a barge to Aker Solutions’ specialized yard in Verdal where the four sections will be assembled to two circular fish farming units.
Offshore Fish FarmThe fish farm weighs about 3,800 metric tons and has a diameter of 80 meters.
Aker Solutions' scope includes preparatory activities for the fabrication, receipt of components, assembly, services to Arctic Offshore Farming and their suppliers, as well as preparation for sea transport. Each of the two fish farming units weighs about 3,800 metric tons, has a diameter of 80 meters and a height of 22 meters.
Preparations for the project start early 2021. The activity will be at its highest in April and May when around 50 employees will be working on the project. The fish farming units will be installed at the Arctic Offshore Farming location outside Tromsø in Northern Norway.