Aquaculture

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.

WaveNET :: clean electricity for Aquaculture

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.

WaveNET :: clean electricity for Aquaculture

Low cost deployment and maintenance

WaveNET :: clean electricity for Aquaculture

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.

WaveNET :: clean electricity for Aquaculture

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.

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