Illustration of the aquaculture facility (Source: Techano)

Techano wins aquaculture contract

Techano, a subsidiary of Holland’s Van Aalst group, has won a contract to provide equipment for Norway Royal Salmon’s new aquaculture facility, Arctic Offshore Farming, which is due to be completed soon at Fosen shipyard, near Trondheim. Norway Royal Salmon is constructing semi-submersible offshore fish farms, to be sited in coastal waters, rather than fjords, with the first one due to be located off the coast of Troms county in northern Norway and populated with fish by autumn 2020. Techano will supply advanced cargo-handling equipment for the facility, including winches for net handling, chain jacks and a boat slip for the fish food barge. The latest contract follows several others won by Techano in the specialised aquaculture segment. The company recently supplied rail-mounted service units, each equipped with several cargo rail cranes, to the Nordlaks project Havfarm 1, currently under construction at China’s CIMC Raffles yard in Yantai. Wijnand van Aalst, CEO of the Van Aalst Group, commented: “It is great to see that Techano’s targeted commitment to offshore aquaculture and fisheries over the years has borne fruit. We bring our high level of expertise from the offshore oil and gas industry into the new industries, making them both safer and more efficient.”

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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