Zenitel are proud to contribute to the world’s first aquaculture development project, which in time will practice fish farming in far offshore sites.
The ocean fish farm project is developed by a Norwegian company named, Ocean Farming AS. The purpose is to make fish farming more effective, and despite the cost related challenges, to be able to deliver fish directly from their natural environment. In addition, production is expected to increase up to tenfold thanks to offshore farming.
Zenitel has delivered a full communication package to the Ocean Fish Farm Project via Kongsberg Maritime Engineering, containing an exchangeless “Pulse” system, Mototrbo, UHF and Antenna Entertainment System.
Ocean Fish Farm
The Ocean Fish Farm project is the world's first offshore aquaculture development project. Kongsberg Maritime Engineering has the role of integrator and complete package supplier. The innovative facility makes the most of the best Norwegian industry has to offer. Zenitel’s leading-edge system is therefore well positioned to help the project reach its objectives.
Small, but powerful the Pulse system contains 16 telephone stations with signaling devices and shore line connection (SIP to SIP) for installation. The UHF package consists of Motorola handheld radios, mobile radios, repeater and is interfaced with the PA (Public Address) system. The Antenna Entertainment System will provide TV/R antenna signal to eight accommodation cabins for employees.
A new era in salmon farming
The project utilizes existing technologies from the Norwegian fish farming whilst collaborating with the offshore oil and gas industries to resolve the many challenges. The result is a paradigm shift in salmon farming. With underwater cameras and other devices, they will be able to control and monitor feeding and the overall physical environment of the sea.
The other advantage from this offshore facility is how Ocean Farming are able to use steel cages, which should lead to a substantial reduction in the number of fish that escape. The project is not limited to only salmon; the goal is to include other types of fish in the future. By controlling and monitoring aqua biological conditions they will be able to provide the most suitable environment for the fish. Thereby, nurturing healthier fish and delivering sustainable growth to the aquaculture industry.