Aquafish power for fish farms

“Offshore technologies help fish farm operators upgrade operations and enhance their ecological image.”   

   Aquafish power for fish farms

 
 

Aquafish power for fish farms

Aquafish power for fish farms

Aquafish power for fish farms

 


 

 

Fishing for profit

To serve Norwegian fish farms, AQUAFISH hybrid power and fiber-optic cables replace noisy and polluting diesel onboard generators and various radio links with a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly onshore energy and broadband-based communications system... 
 
 

Secure sea environment

Fish farms need electrical power and communications for automatic feeding, monitoring of fish health, and overall operations. Underwater illumination promotes fish growth, while buoy-mounted beacons warn passing ships. Future applications will include subsea electrical fences for confinement and parasite-control. 

 

Dynamic turnkey solution

Since fish farms are dynamic floating structures, Nexans Norway drew on its offshore experience in stress-resisting mini-hybrid cables to provide subsea power, control and communications capabilities (including optical fiber). The AQUAFISH cable was specified to meet fish farmer needs in terms of functionality, durability, mechanical behavior and easy shore-to-sea installation. We created a turnkey solution with dynamic connective equipment capable of enduring storms and tough seas. A complete installation includes an onshore transformer, an interface to the electrical grid and telephone network, and civil engineering.

 

Sustainable silver harvest

With 1,000 Norwegian fish farms producing over one million tons of salmon for the world market, this breakthrough has contributed to enhancing the environmental profile of the industry. Cultivated salmon, trout, cod and shellfish can now be marketed as sustainable, environmentally-friendly and healthy alternatives to open sea fishing. Added benefits are high power reliability for stable illumination and lower fish mortality rates, reduced fuel costs, lower vibration, less pollution and a quieter coastline, lighter loads for floating structures, enhanced communications (including Internet, onboard voice and TV entertainment), remote control and improved safety for personnel.