Blue Ocean Technology AS has signed a contract for the delivery of a Plug & Farm® containerized sludge and water treatment facility to Purecod, the world’s first cod farming company using closed pens in the sea.
Blue Ocean Technology will deliver a Plug & Farm® fully integrated facility including Blue Ocean Technology’s core dewatering solutions Belt filter and a Screw press.
The facility will be delivered and installed at Røneset (Møre and Romsdal county, Western Norway) where Purecod will start farming operations in the second half of the year.
– This is a pioneering facility in closed-cages aquaculture at sea, with full control of all discharges and the entire value chain. This is a paradigm shift in cod farming. For the first time ever, sludge from cod farming can be utilized as a resource. And for the first time, we are delivering a plant for full integration in a feed barge. We are very enthusiastic about this contract, says Hans Runshaug, CEO of Blue Ocean Technology.
The plant is designed for low environmental footprint, focusing on energy-efficient solutions and downstream solutions. Cod will be farmed in closed pens developed and delivered by Purecod’s sister company, Closedpen AS.
– Sludge collection and repurposing is one of the most important advantages of closed pen fish farming, and having the right equipment is a critical element for success. Blue Ocean Technology offers a solution that perfectly fits the needs of our operation, and will allow us to remove and dewater sludge efficiently and with low energy consumption, said Mikael Rønes, CEO of Purecod.
The permit is the first related to cod in closed cages, making Purecod the first commercial cod producer in closed cages in the sea.