WaveNET is ideally suited to provide power to remote off-shore fish farm sites, where diesel generators are currently relied upon.
Albatern are currently working with 2 leading aquaculture companies, Marine Harvest and Scottish Salmon Company. These demonstrator projects are helping to validate and test 6-Series WaveNET arrays for the supply of initially supplementary power to working fish farms.
There are a number of distinct benefits to aquaculture companies in using WaveNET:
- Improved company profile – reduced carbon footprint from use of sustainable energy
- A dependable secure supply of electricity to supplement generators and reduce fuel consumption
- Uses existing vessels for deployment and maintenance
Benefits of WaveNET
WaveNET arrays on fish farm sites require an amendment to existing Town & Country Planning consents and an additional Marine Licence. Dependent on size, they can also be deployed within the existing seabed lease area where they are treated as ancillary equipment.
Low cost deployment and maintenance
Series-6 SQUID units are road transportable on standard articulated trailers and can be lifted into the water using widely available small quayside cranes. Maintenance is performed using small surface vessels with a only a 160 kg lift required.
These images show the SQUID units which formed the first WaveNET array being transported by road to Kishorn Port for hydrostatic testing. The 3 SQUID units were then deployed and commissioned next to Marine Harvest Scotland’s new fish farm site off the Isle of Muck on Scotland’s west coast.