Chinese engineering firm completes offshore aquaculture system for Norway

Published on
June 21, 2017

China is showing an interest in Norwegian aquaculture technology, with firms seeking to partner with Norwegian firms as manufacturers. 

This follows the successful completion by Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry of an offshore aquaculture mooring system (with 250,000 cubic meters of cage space) for Norwegian firm Ocean Farming, a subsidiary of the SalMar Group. 

The project was subcontracted to the Qingdao firm by the China Institute of Marine and Offshore Engineering, which was in turn engaged by British-based engineering firm Rolls Royce, the lead contracting firm on the project. 

Announcing the successful completion of the mooring station, which has been tugged to the Frohavet salmon farm off the coast of Norway, Qingdao Wuchuan said it hoped to produce similar rigs for domestic Chinese clients. 

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