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.
Ida Nilsen was our first apprentice. Now, just two years later, she is a foreman with operational responsibility for up to 12 skilled workers. "I love making projects run smoothly," she says.
After approximately four years of construction, the residential and commercial project Clemenskvartalet in Bjørvika, Oslo, has been completed. Bluegreen has provided sea pipeline and plumbing work in connection with the energy center that supplies cooling and heating to the quarter.
Sterner has been the main contractor for this project. We have played a key role as subcontractors, responsible for both above and below-ground piping, as well as the lining of the fish tanks.
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has granted Bluegreen Canada environmental approval to build the Marine Donut.
As the first in Norway, we have invested in a fully automatic welding machine. The TracStar from McElroy welds PE pipes with a diameter of up to 1200 mm. Watch the video!
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.
NOAH skal bruke 300 millioner kroner på å bygge et nytt avvanningsanlegg på Langøya. Det betyr behandlingskapasitet for uorganisk farlig avfall til minst 2030.
As one of Norway's leading companies in thermoplastics, we feel a special responsibility to ensure the education of competent workforce. Now, our fourth apprentice is in place.
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.
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.
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.
Aquaculture Awards feirer prosjekter, bedrifter eller enkeltpersoner som gjør en fremdragende innsats for den globale akvakulturindustrien.
Det er et stort behov for flere fagarbeidere i norsk industri, og Bluegreen er dessverre intet unntak. Et godt samarbeid med NAV gir oss tilgang på kandidater.
This is the opinion of Norsk Industri, who visited Bluegreen earlier this week. The delegation from Oslo got the full tour of "The Donut".
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.
Når Sterner leverer RAS-anlegg til energikonsernet Fortum, er Bluegreen med på laget. Anlegget skal sørge for at fiskebestanden i Vänern bevares.
- 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.
Sondre Thorsen leaves Veidekke to join Bluegreen as our COO: I am looking forward to working in a company with ambitions and speed.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.