At this stage, all treatments had been completed by wellboats, where the fish was pumped into the wells before being treated and put back in the ocean. The challenge we were presented with was to treat all fish whilst in the cage, so there would be no need for pumping and crowding.
The industry had already developed a tarpaulin that was mounted around the fishnets. This way, a closed system was created, suitable for treatment. Our challenge was to make a dosing system, that was able to dose the right amount of Paramove® to achieve the best result possible.
In this process, we created a team with multiple engineers and experts from all over our organisation. Together, we developed a fully automatic dosing system, that was built into a 20-foot container.
Core competencies involved in the project:
The result was overwhelming. Currently we have built 10 containers in total, in operation all over the Norwegian coastline. This concept has helped the aquaculture industry to control and maintain healthy levels of sea lice and AGD in their operations.