Tailored structures in fiberglass have been designed, manufactured and delivered to Hofseth Aqua’s facility in Tafjord. The fish farming plant has been built out with a new section for post smolt, and will be part of the company’s investment in trout production. With fiberglass structures, the plant will be sturdy and long lasting.
The support of fiberglass
Towering high between the tanks you will find six meter high structures in fiberglass, structures which supports the deck between the tanks. Fiberglass bridges mounted on the ceiling hang above the tanks. In addition to stairs and ladders, we have also made pipe supports in fiberglass. The design of the pipe supports has been developed in line with requirements for strength and load. Based on these structures, we have created a standardized design for pipe support which is available on our self manufactured products page.
In the design phase, we make all adjustments to create optimal solutions. We have opted for the bridges to be attached to the roof. It’s a very practical option, and has become a popular solution.
– Gaute, project manager
Satisfied spectators get a good look at the first fish in the tanks. Photo: Hofseth Aqua, Jannicke
Increasing interest from the fish farming industry
The word about our fiberglass solutions spreads quickly. More and more people are turning their eyes towards fiberglass and all the advantages the material offers. With fiberglass we can create robust and light structures which do not corrode and require minimal maintenance. Despite the low weight of the fiberglass, the level of strength still remains high and ensures robust structures with a long service life.
Light and flexible as the fiberglass is, the components can be delivered flat packed. Transport becomes easier, costs lower and moving the parts around the construction site easier.
– Kjetil, production manager
Walkways of fiberglass are excellent for moist and corrosive environments. Photo: Hofseth Aqua, Jannicke
Bigger and modernized facility for trout production
The structures have been delivered to the new part of Hofseth Aqua’s fish farming facility in Tafjord. The post smolt plant will consist of six 18-metre tanks, and will produce trout for Hofseth’s sea plant. An important part of the investment will be to increase fish welfare and produce more fish. The plant has a license to produce up to 2,000 tonnes of smolt a year.
We want to thank the contractor Artec Aqua for an exciting assignment and a good cooperation.
About Artec Aqua
Artec Aqua is a turnkey provider of land-based aquaculture systems, delivering facilities with
recirculation acquculture system (RAS), reuse and flow-through technology.
The company handles everything from consulting and project design to contract negotiations and
construction. It made an early commitment to land-based aquaculture, and has established close
relationships with both customers and partners though several successful projects.
Since its establishment in 2002, Artec Aqua has expanded rapidly and it ranks today as a significant
contributor to an exciting and forward-looking industry. Its head office is in Ålesund.
Artec Aqua became part of Endúr ASA in January 2021.
For more information, see www.artec-aqua.no og www.endur.no.
Photo: Artec Aqua
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