Wieland-Werke of Germany and Norwegian company Lerow have formed the ‘BlueSea Technology AS joint venture to develop and market brass nets and cages.
Daniel Steitz of Wieland-Werke (60 percent JV), is the CEO, while Svein Jarle Midtoy of Lerow (40 percent JV), is the COO of BlueSea Technology.
For aquaculture, specifically for fish cages, Wieland has developed a special wire and subsequently a brass net made of the alloy Wieland BlueSea SE1, which offers many advantages over conventional nylon nets. The company says that cages made of BlueSea® Mesh have a significantly longer service life, and since brass stays naturally clean in sea water, cleaning effort is also significantly reduced.
In addition, they claim that the net’s high mechanical strength offers very good protection against predators, and the cage retains its form even in strong currents and stormy weather.
Wieland has thereby extended its value chain to include the manufacture of brass nets, which enables the company to offer complete aquaculture cages. To this end, Wieland has invested in a new weaving line with a weaving width of up to 12 meters at its location in Vöhringen.