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.
The carbon capture facility of Heidelberg Materials (formerly Norcem) in Brevik is making steady progress. We have been engaged to supply non-metallic piping and sea pipelines. Last week, the sea pipelines were installed.
Gammelkroppa Lax, owned by Fortum, has been producing cultured fish for Lake Vänern since the 1980s. Approximately 175,000 smolt are released annually. Now, a new climate-adapted facility is being constructed.
Recently, the Canadian government decided not to renew licenses for 15 fish farms in a specific area to protect wild salmon. April 1., the Minister of Fisheries visited to learn more about Marine Donut, our closed containment fish farm.
Aquaculture Awards celebrates projects, companies or individuals making an outstanding contribution to the global aquaculture industry.
This is the opinion of Norsk Industri, who visited Bluegreen earlier this week. The delegation from Oslo got the full tour of "The Donut".
There is a great need for more skilled workers in Norwegian industry, and Bluegreen is unfortunately no exception. We are growing quickly and plastic mechanic is a subject with low awareness. A good collaboration with NAV gives us access to candidates.
PE fusion with the High Force method (SHP) is faster, and provides more meters of wire per working hour - without compromising on quality. Our HSE and HR manager Elg Ragnar Thunes explains what the method entails, why it should be considered and used more in Norway - and why it should not be discouraged.
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.
McElroy launches a new TracStar® packed with automation and intelligence. We are the first in Norway with the new iSeries fusion machine.
When Sterner delivers RAS systems to the international energy group Fortum, Bluegreen is part of the team. The plant will ensure that the fish population in lake Vänern in Sweden is preserved.
Sondre Thorsen leaves Veidekke to join Bluegreen as our COO: I am looking forward to working in a company with ambitions and speed.
- 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.
In August, we announced our engagement in the carbon capture facility being built at Norcem in Brevik. We have now commissioned to deliver the next phase of the project.
Salmon lice, escapes and access to area are among the challenges the Directorate of Fisheries sees within the aquaculture industry at present. The system of development permits will help to solve these challenges. The Directorate of Fisheries is pleased that the Marine Donut concept is now being realized.
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.
McElroy is the world leading creator and manufacturer of game changing fusion equipment. We have used their machines for years, with great success, and are proud to announce that we have become a McElroy distributor in the Scandinavian market.
In order to realize the ground-breaking closed fish farm Marine Donut, we are strengthening our project management team. It is a pleasure to welcome Henrik Thorstensen to us!
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.
Drammen District Heating has supplied businesses and private individuals with district heating since 1984. They are now building a new energy center on Brakerøya in Drammen. Drammen will thus have Norway's largest heat pump facility located in one place!
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.
For some industries, such as cement production, capturing and storing CO₂ is the only possibility to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Norwegian government has therefore provided NOK 16.8 billion in support to the LANGSKIP project, which will establish a full-scale facility for CO₂ handling that includes the capture, transport and storage of CO₂.
This summer we have recruited two new employees to work on engineering, project and administration in Bluegreen.
Plastic welding often involves heavy manual work. To save arms and shoulders, as well as ensure good documentation of welding quality, we are developing a self-propelled fusion machine.
Test report confirms. High Force Fusion meet the requirements and give the same good quality as INSTA 2072 fusion.
Achilles Utilities NCE is a supplier register and qualification system used by the energy industry. It manages supplier information and risk in the supply chain, thus securing efficient procurement in line with EU regulations.
BioSort's innovative concept iFarm is constantly being further developed. Using sensors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, iFarm will recognize salmon at the individual level, to give each fish the care and treatment they need.
Industriuka is the arena for Norwegian industry focused on green transition. This year, the event runs over four days and includes conferences, networking opportunities and a large trade fair. Bluegreen is of course present at the event.
We are growing and need to strengthen our team with more talent! We are looking for both skilled workers and engineers. Application deadline 24.4.
FiiZK has engaged Bluegreen to supply intake pipes for an innovative closed containment cage. Our experience, certified welders and control systems were crucial for us to win the job.
Sande Settefisk is expanding its facility to increase production by as much as 4 million post-smolts. We were engaged to deliver the process pipe package, and now three layers of ground pipes are finished.
- I had no idea what I was getting into! But both people and profession have delivered above expectations, says our new apprentice Caroline Ritch-Wedding satisfied.
In Bluegreen we are alway on the look out for talented people. So when Bjørn, Jan Egil and Kim Andre knocked on our door this autumn, we did not hesitate to say "Welcome to us!".
We are in strong growth, and start the year with new employees - and several new machines.
When Lødingen Fisk had challenges before Christmas, Bluegreen came to the rescue. A team of four traveled up to Vesterålen to change PE lining on four fish chambers.
Our first year of operation is coming to an end. Founder and CEO Nils-Johan Tufte can look back on an exciting year, which has substantially exceeded every expectation.
Throughout the autumn, we have had a team in place at idyllic Sandane by Nordfjord. Here we lay the foundation - literally - for the production of 4 million post-smolt annually.
In our workshop we produce various products in thermoplastic - whether it is for special design or tailoring. The advantage of choosing thermoplastic for your product is that it is maintenance-free, very durable and without risk of leakage. An added benefit is the recyclability of the material.
The trend has been notable for several years. Land-based smolt and post-smolt plants are becoming larger and more complex - and also deliver better on most parameters. This development calls for top performing suppliers, and we are proud to be part of the team of specialists when SalMar builds a new hatchery at Tjuin in Malm.
The Norwegian startup BioSort develops sensor-based solutions for optimizing fish resources. The goal is to replace manual inspection and random sampling by automated processes and monitoring derived from modern production processes. By handling fish at the individual level, you get both increased fish welfare and higher production yields - good for both the environment and the bottom line.
Closed fish farming is the way forward - it ensures high quality product in an environmentally friendly way. FishGlobe is built in 100% recyclable polyethylene, and this has been a project where we have utilized all our experience and expertise on thermoplastics. On October 6, FishGlobe was launched from our quay in Bamble, and is now located in Erfjord, Rogaland, where it will be filled with 250 tonnes of post-smolt.
StartBANK is a common register of suppliers to the construction industry. The purpose of StartBANK is to contribute to the use of serious suppliers in the industry, and ensure a fair competition on equal terms.
In August, we signed a multi-year strategic cooperation agreement with Sterner. We have previously delivered pipe packages to hatchery and and fish lab on Campus Ås, and we're now in the process of delivering a new exciting job.
To deliver great projects, we depend on skilled people. Plastic mechanic has low awareness, and there is unfortunately little knowledge about thermoplastics in the vocational schools. It is therefore absolutely crucial for us to offer apprenticeship to ensure access to competent workers.
National approval of Enterprises is a voluntary quality scheme that describes professional competence, routines for quality assurance and seriousness in the enterprise. The scheme is a seal of quality, which gives our customers assurance on our competence and quality.
The Aqua Nor trade fair is approaching! We look forward to physical meetings and mingling, and to showcasing our state-of-the-art solutions for sustainable AND cost-effective fish farming. Meet us at booth D-318.
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 for eco efficient fish farming.
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.
Ok, we're a bit of a nerd when it comes to plastic fusion. So the mood was high when we received a completely awesome new machine last week - actually the only one of its kind in Scandinavia! The McElroy top model: Tracstar 1200.
Like all industries, plastic fusion is also constantly evolving. Some are skeptical of change and new technology, while others embrace it. We at Bluegreen belong to the latter group. We want to put High Force Fusion on the agenda.
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.
Even though we are newly established, we still have considerable experience from the industry. In a short time, we have recruited a team with some of the world's leaders in engineering, welding and production of large structures and infrastructure in thermoplastic. This was crucial when we won the contract for the construction of a new FishGLOBE in January 2021.