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Sharing knowledge - Marine Donut project

Marine Donut is a pioneering closed containment facility addressing the needs of future fish farming. The concept has been awarded development permits by Directorate of Fisheries due to its potential to solve many of the environment and area challenges that the industry is facing.

With SalMar as project owner, the construction of the first Marine Donut is underway. Here you can follow the project's knowledge sharing.

2015

Nils-Johan Tufte has the idea for a donut-shaped closed containment facility. The concept development starts.

2018

SINTEF conducts a pool test of a 1:10 scale model with promising results.

2019

The Directorate of Fisheries awards a development permit to test the Marine Donut concept on a full scale.

Q2 2022

SalMar signes contract with Bluegreen to build the world's first Marine Donut.

Q3 2022

Construction of Marine Donut starts at Bluegreen's construction site in Bamble.

Q4 2022

The construction is according to plan, and steering towards launch in end of March.

Project Partners

SalMar

Customer, project owner.

Bluegreen

Contractor, engineering and construction

ABB

Electrical work, automation and instrumentation

Agru

Thermoplastic material (HDPE)

Xylem

Pumps

Sterner

UV lamp og Bernoulli filter

Nippon

Oxygen og emergency-oxygen

Signify

Lighting in fish volume

Solar Energy

Solar panels from REC

Stressmann

Global analysis and detailed structure design

Ranold

CFD analysis og simulations

Aquastructures

Design verification and product certification

SINTEF

Pool test of scale model 1:10

Project plan

The project started in August 2022. The facility is expected to be completed during the spring of 2023 and is scheduled to be filled with fish in the summer of the same year.

Detailed project plan

Measurement program

The measurement program is being prepared and will be published at the end of January 2023.

Reporting

The project's status reports will continously be published here.

Nils-Johan Tufte

Partner / CEO

Email E-mail

Phone +47 48 30 48 35

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