Oxymat rolls out new series of oxygen generators for aquaculture

Published on
August 26, 2019

Processing equipment company Oxymat has completed the development of its Nordic Generator series for aquaculture and has moved production back to Denmark, where the generators in the series – including Half Pallet, Pallet, and the larger O200 series – will receive their final touches in “the world’s most automated and high-tech PSA factory,” the firm said.

Oxymat, which has operations in Norway, the Faroe Islands, and Chile, is considered to be the largest aquaculture generator manufacturer in the world with 88 employees, according to the company. Specifically, the business has been supplying Norway with oxygen generators for the past 25 years, primarily for aquaculture, which has many uses for the technology including: in RAS plants, onboard well boats, for lice removal as well as ozone treatment.

The manufacturer participated in last week’s Aqua Nor conference, showcasing its completed Nordic Series of the first time at the event.

“The fish-farming market will be able to benefit greatly from self-production of oxygen,” Oxymat said in a press release. “The Nordic Oxygen Generator series is the most climate-friendly solution for oxygen on the market. Contrary to getting liquid oxygen on tank, no polluting trucks are required. With a documented energy consumption of 0.55kW per kilogram of oxygen 93 [percent] purity, breeders will get a solution that is economically advantageous. In most cases, return on investment (ROI) is less than two years. In addition, there is a focus on high reliability and quality. We have gathered a lot of know-how from our customers and Oxymat always helps the customer to find the right solution.”

Half Pallet, Pallet, and O200 series comprising the Nordic Oxygen Generator suite all boast a unique module structure that makes it easy to customize to a customer’s specific wishes and requirements, Oxymat said, adding that the firm also often creates a “backup solution that provides a safe and stable oxygen supply” for its clientele. Oxymat’s onsite oxygen can save fish farmers 35 percent on OPEX, the company added.

In addition to its newest development, Oxymat also featured some of its legacy products at Aqua Nor.

“At Aqua Nor, customers and visitors will experience 25 years of development that Oxymat has been through,” the company said. “From the first aquaculture oxygen generator installed in 1995 at eight kilograms per hour to the world's largest smolt plant of 640 kilograms per hour, which was installed in the Faroe Islands in 2019. And the installation on the world's largest wellboat, Ronja Storm, in 2018. These references and customers do not come by themselves. Oxymat has for 25 years been the forerunner of the development of oxygen plants that are adapted to the customer's needs and requirements for safe supply of oxygen. Aquaculture is developing rapidly, and the biomass of fish is growing due to the growing supply and demand of meals on the table. This will significantly increase the demand for oxygen in the future.”

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