Linde opens aquaculture innovation centre in Norway

Linde opens aquaculture innovation centre in Norway

7:06 AM, 22nd September 2012
Linde opens aquaculture innovation centre in Norway
Linde headquarters in Germany.

MUNICH, GERMAN: Linde Gases (division of Linde group), has opened its state-of-the-art innovation centre for Aquaculture, a pioneering R&D and testing unit located at Alesund in Norway. In addition to highly equipped laboratories, the centre will feature a number of test and demonstration aquaculture tanks, the largest of which is 55 cubic metre and has been built to a highly innovative specification.

The centre was formally opened by Norway’s Vice Minister of the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Kristine Gramstad, at an inauguration ceremony. The innovation centre, with its location based in the heart of the world’s most industrialized fish farming community, will be a leading aquaculture R&D centre globally. A highlight of the innovation centre, the tank will allow both aquaculture technologists and customers alike to observe how the latest oxygenation technologies impact fish development within an optimal on-land farming enclosure.

“Both the R&D and subsequent testing of latest oxygenation technologies is unquestionably needed to ensure future success of land-based aquaculture. The dedicated innovation centre will play a leading role in delivery of such technologies and give customers the opportunity to see first-hand pioneering oxygenation systems in operation,” said Stefan Dullstein, Head of Aquaculture and Water Treatment, Linde Gases Division.

In particular, the Alesund centre features Linde’s fish farming oxygenation technology, SOLVOX OxyStream. Linde’s advanced aquaculture technology has been developed in response to a progressive trend that is seeing aquaculture production being transferred from sea cages to land-based sites for the full duration of a marine fish’s life. It is this change that has confronted the fish farming industry with the challenge of efficiently oxygenating large fish tanks to accommodate fish stock from infancy to maturity.

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