385-metre long offshore salmon farm
TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) won a contract from Chinese yard CIMC Raffles, to provide CIMC Raffles a marine compressed air system for the giant offshore salmon farm.
CIMC Raffles previously built a giant vessel at its specialised offshore and maritime construction yard in Yantai, Shandong Province. The shipyard is one of the world’s largest dry docks.
“We have delivered our systems to some spectacular newbuilds over the past few decades, but I have to admit that this aquaculture ship is something different,” says Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development.
The new salmon farm is named Havfarmen and has been drawn up by NSK Ship Design for its client, fish farming company Nordlaks.
“What we particularly like about Havfarmen is that it is designed to solve the area challenges that have been a constraint on the development of the aquaculture industry in Norway. Norway as a seafood nation has a responsibility to help sustain the world's growing demand for healthy seafood in a sustainable manner. At TMC we pride ourselves on developing the most energy efficient marine compressors, which is also a contributor towards sustainable developments – whether they are for aquacultures vessels or other ocean industries,” adds Hans Petter Tanum.
Havfarmen will be located in the south-west sea of Norway.