Oil rig yard to build offshore cages for NRS

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Aker Solutions is part of holding company Aker group (including Aker Biomarine) engaged in offshore fishing, construction, engineering and increasingly salmon.

Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Arctic Offshore Farming, a subsidiary of Norway Royal Salmon (NRS), for the assembly of two large steel farmed salmon cages.

The shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate Aker group is controlled by billionaire and former-fisherman Kjell Inge Røkke.

The assembly of the salmon cages will be carried out at Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, Central Norway. The agreement has a value of EUR 3.7 million, according to stock exchange announcements from both companies.

NRS’s major project: Arctic Offshore Farming. ILLUSTRATION: NRS

Together with NRS, Aker has developed the design for Arctic Offshore Farming, which is intended for exposed-sites and demanding conditions.

Monday’s contract will be the first delivery of such a facility for the company. Furthermore, it says that Aker Solutions has identified the aquaculture industry as a market with several interesting prospects.


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