Pump manufacturer, Framo, is teaming up with fish farming company, Lingalaks, on the Stadion Basin project which aims to develop a closed, floating production system for salmon.
Framo and Lingalaks have signed an agreement for 50/50 ownership of the project, which has been awarded development licences equivalent to 1,849 tonnes of biomass. The basin, situated in Norway and due for completion in 2023, will measure 39 by 117 metres and seen from above will look like a sports stadium – hence the name.
“The objective with the Stadion Basin is to eliminate problems with salmon lice, accidental release and organic waste and to provide good growing conditions for salmon,” explained Erlend Haugarvoll, chair of the board for Lingalaks and StadionLaks, the company behind the Stadion Basin project.
The project aims to find ways to reduce or completely eliminate problems caused by salmon lice, accidental release, disease and algae, and to find improved methods of handling feed residue and waste products. The plan is to collect sludge and organic waste, such as feed residue and faeces from the fish, and to exploit this as a resource.
Framo will be responsible for the entire through-flow system. This includes taking water from various depths, circulation in the volume of water in the fish farm, removal of sludge and control systems.