An agreement has been struck for AKVA Group to purchase the Alfaring mooring system along with two associated patents from Carl Stahl.
This low-weight mooring system is specially adapted to floating fish farms, offering a long service life and long inspection intervals.
The main component of the system is a flexible coupling ring in polyurethane (with an endless steel rope as core) which acts as a coupling point for anchor lines and attachment point for buoyancy buoy in a frame mooring.
In addition, the Alfaring’s design reduces the risk of damage to the net or mooring line, and the system satisfies the requirements of NS 9415 that apply to floating fish farms.
“One of the biggest advantages of Alfaring as a connection point is that we avoid more steel components,” said product manager mooring Roar Østebøvik.
“This is not exposed to corrosion in the same way as a traditional connection point, and this will make us better able to deliver to markets that increasingly demand steel-free solutions.”