Vard Aqua Sunndal AS

Vard Aqua Sunndal AS

- Model 8 54 - Fish Farm Operation and Maintenance Platform



The platform is designed and equipped for worldwide farming, repair and maintenance operations, suitable for a wide range of sites and climates, including inshore, offshore, artic and tropical areas.

The platform is fitted with the following features:

  • Latest innovations in fish feed handling system, ensuring proper and gentle feed transportation to the fish farm. Number and capacity of feeding lines and selectors are installed according to customer’s request.
  • Fish feed storage capacity 1200 tons.
  • Ensilage system with integrated mill for easy and secure operations.
  • Storage holds for nets, tarpaulins and other appliances used in maintenance of fish farms and treatment of fish. Total capacity of storage holds approx 125m2
  • Ballast water system for good sea-keeping abilities, ensuring safe operations for crew and crane, together with minimizing wear of mooring and feeding lines.
  • Bilge water system.
  • Integrated cooling pipes for the feed transport air, preventing exposure to the sea environment.
  • Cranes for handling of ensilage, cargo and other repair and maintenance operations
  • Bridge control room providing good overview of the barge and fish farm operational area.
  • Spacious and sound protected machine room to ensure safe maintenance and operation.
  • Diesel-electric generator sets and 1000V shore connection.
  • Accommodation for crew with modern living facilities.
  • Veterinary room and workshop.
  • Safety and lifesaving appliances to ensure safe environment for the crew and visitors.
  • High quality steel- and material treatment to ensure long life time.
  • Structural integrity according to the prescribed environmental conditions at the operational site.
  • Design and structure complying with NS9415:2009 and DNV Barge notation.
  • Fully integrated IAS (Integrated Alarm and monitoring System) for remote handling of bilge-, ballast-, ensilage system and engine control.
  • Engine configuration and control by PMS (Power Management System).
  • Fire alarm system.
  • Life boat / work boat.

Designs in terms of size and capacities are available upon request. General outfitting and options are adapted to each design in accordance with the customer’s needs.

  • Length overall: 27,0 m
  • Breadth moulded: 16,2 m
  • Depth main deck: 5,0 m
  • Max draught: 3,0 m
  • Fish feed silos: 600 t
  • Ensilage: 140 m3

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