Floating test laboratory
Innovation project Stadion Basin will be a floating test laboratory to test new pump technology in the field. Closed plants require major pumps to replace the water and create ideal currents. This technology is based on the natural advantages provided by farming salmon in waters close to the coast, to recreate optimal conditions for the fish by means of control of water flow
The expertise of Framo lies in moving vast volumes of liquids in a controlled manner. Framo will be responsible for the entire through-flow system. This includes taking water from various depths, circulation in the volume of water in the fish farm, removal of sludge, and control systems.
Concrete is a very flexible, strong, and practical material for building, and can be produced in large volumes close to the construction site. Concrete has a number of positive properties in terms of sustainability – a long lifetime, low maintenance, and high resistance to saltwater. As concrete is not organic, it is resistant to moisture, wind, and weather, and therefore does not rot.
Concrete can now be manufactured with a much smaller carbon footprint than before. Concrete is made of cement, water, sand, and gravel, with the cement providing the glue element. The major share of the carbon footprint from concrete comes from cement production. Norwegian cement manufacturers have led the way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from production, and have among the lowest emissions in Europe from their products.
Norwegian industry also has a high level of competencies in the design and construction of marine structures in concrete, developed over the space of many years with offshore projects.