Rolls Royce to moor offshore fish farm rig


Rolls Royce has signed a contract for the construction and delivery of an eight point mooring system to a fish farm installation being developed for Ocean Farming, a subsidiary of SalMar in Norway.

The farm is the world's first offshore fish farm, according to Rolls Royce. The 68-metre high rig will have a diameter of 110 metres and a volume of 250,000 cubic metres.

The equipment will be used to secure the installation to the seabed at Frohavet, off the coast of central Norway.

The eight-point mooring system to be delivered by Rolls Royce includes monitoring, fairleads, connectors and subsea load sensing system.

Rolls Royce has signed a contract with the Chinese Institute of Marine and Offshore Engineering, and the new semi-submersible rig will be constructed at Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry in China. 

It is designed by Global Maritime in Norway, and the pilot ocean fish farm is planned to be completed by the second half of 2017.

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