In 2019, the Directorate of Fisheries awarded two development permits for the Marine Donut concept. In the letter of commitment, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries writes: "As a result of the concept being able to help solve several of the environmental and area challenges facing the industry, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries considers that the project involves new and significantly improved production technology."
SalMar assumed commitments for development permits in 2022 and construction of the first Marine Donut started in April of the same year. The facility is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023.
Over the weekend, the good news arrived: Aquastructures has given Marine Donut the "approved stamp," and the facility is now authorized for salmon.
The aquaculture industry is expected to grow significantly by 2050 but is under pressure to grow sustainably to ensure Norwegian exports and global food security. This means finding good solutions to challenges and utilizing resources effectively.
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has granted Bluegreen Canada environmental approval to build the Marine Donut.
The series "Ocean Titans" showcases businesses that promote the sustainable use and management of ocean resources on Reuters. Bluegreen was handpicked to participate in the series with our Marine Donut.
During Aqua Nor, we organized a seminar in collaboration with our friends and competitors, FishGlobe and Ovum. The aim was to put Floating Closed Containment on the agenda and share insights and experiences from our three different concepts - Marine Donut, FishGlobe, and Egget.
Aqua Nor 2023 is approaching! Bluegreen is, of course, present, and we hope you'll stop by our booth. The number is easy to remember: A-123.
When the Norwegian Technical Weekly (TU) was preparing a special edition with a focus on the aquaculture industry, Marine Donut was one of the main features. Read the article here.
"I came up with the idea for the Marine Donut in 2015, and after ups and downs, winter and summer, the first facility with a volume of 22,000 m3 is complete!"
On Friday afternoon, Marine Donut embarked on its journey from Bamble to Romsdal Fjord, covering a distance of 510 nautical miles.
Together with FishGLOBE and OVUM, we want to highlight floating closed-containment systems, which we believe is the solution to several challenges that the aquaculture industry is facing right now.
The excitement was palpable as the gigantic closed containment system, Marine Donut, was jacked up and moved from the construction dock onto a barge. There, we will do the final touches and prepare for transport.
It requires both cleverness, strength, and precision when transporting a "donut" weighing over 500 tons for 510 nautical miles along the Norwegian coast. The biggest challenge is transferring it from the construction dock onto the barge.
Per Sandberg was the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture when Marine Donut was granted a development permit. He remembers the project well and wasted no time accepting our invitation to visit the soon-to-be-completed fish farming facility.
Austrian company AGRU is one of the world's largest suppliers of thermoplastics. We have been closely collaborating with AGRU for several years, and they have supplied all the thermoplastic materials for Marine Donut.
Aquaculture Awards feirer prosjekter, bedrifter eller enkeltpersoner som gjør en fremdragende innsats for den globale akvakulturindustrien.
This is the opinion of Norsk Industri, who visited Bluegreen earlier this week. The delegation from Oslo got the full tour of "The Donut".
Aquaculture is an important part of securing healthy food for the world’s increasing population. But the fish farming solutions have to be sustainable. The event "The Blue Food Solution: Aquaculture Technology Showcase" showcases this.
- Our second year of operation is coming to an end. 2022 has become a year that has exceeded my expectations - and I'm not known for being modest! Watch a compilation of this year's highlights.
Let's further develop the Norwegian fish farming industry and export technology, was our message when parliamentary politician Jone Blikra and mayor Hallgeir Kjeldal came on a company visit together with NHO (The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise).
The industry media iLaks.no visited Bluegreen last week. They were given a tour of the facility where Marine Donut is being built, and a good chat with our managing director Nils-Johan Tufte.
Lakselus, rømming og tilstrekkelig tilgang på areal er blant utfordringene Fiskeridirektoratet ser i havbruksnæringen nå. Fiskeridirektoratet gleder seg over at konseptet Marine Donut nå blir realisert.
Norwegian National Broadcasting (NRK) joined SalMar and the Directorate of Fisheries on an inspection to see the world's largest "doughnut" being built. See the feature here.
The idea for the doughnut-shaped fish farm came in 2015. Now SalMar and Bluegreen have signed a contract to take over the development permits and build the first Marine Donut. This will become the world's largest construction in thermoplastics.
A scaled model of the closed-containment fish farm Marine Donut has arrived in Newfoundland to be modified and tested locally. The aim is to build a full-scale model in the province for ocean trials over the next growing season.
We have established a Bluegreen subsidiary in Canada, aiming to introduce the Marine Donut to salmon farmers in the Americas.
Together with Uponor Infra, Waister and Signify, we have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar during the Aqua Nor trade fair. The topic is "State-of-the-Art Solutions for Closed Fish Farming" and we will present four important disciplines that make closed farming both cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
In order to increase fish production and ensure good fish welfare, we must find solutions to the challenges of escape, lice and overconsumption of medicine and feed. The new, sustainable and cost-effective product Marine Donut, solves these problems, writes Fiskeri og Havbruk in an article about Bluegreen.
We know from experience that two things are crucial for the success of a start-up: the right partners and ongoing solid control of the economy. That is why we have hired Erik Ritch-Reinfjord from BDO as our CFO. We have a fantastic first quarter behind us, and are poised to turn over tens of millions in the start-up year. In this article from Finansavisen, Erik and Nils-Johan talk about the collaboration.