Alfaring is a mooring system that is specially adapted to floating fish farms.
In a press release, AKVA group writes that it has acquired the mooring system Alfaring and taken over associated patents.
The aquaculture equipment maker and supplier entered into an agreement with Carl Stahl to purchase the mooring system Alfaring with two associated patents. The transaction was completed on Monday.
Alfaring is a mooring system that is specially adapted to floating fish farms. The main component of the system is a flexible coupling ring in polyurethane (with an endless steel rope as core) which acts as a coupling point for anchor lines and attachment point for buoyancy buoy in a frame mooring.
The system has a design that reduces the risk of tears in the net or mooring line, and the system satisfies the requirements of NS 9415 that apply to floating fish farms.
“One of the biggest advantages of Alfaring as a connection point is that we avoid more steel components. This will not be exposed to corrosion in the same way as a traditional connection point, and this will make us better able to deliver to markets that increasingly demand steel-free solutions,” said mooring product manager Roar Østebøvik.