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4 We are aquaculture ScaleAQ is an international company within aquaculture. We provide innovation, technology and equipment to customers globally.
5 Innovation and development Constant development needs to happen at all levels of the organization. In ScaleAQ we are continuously tweaking and optimizing existing products. In addition, we do targeted development of new products based on existing solutions and long-term projects to bring brand new concepts to the aquaculture industry. As a company we want to use our position and insight in the industry to contribute on all levels alongside our customers and partners. Our R&D department collect ideas from across the entire organization as well as from customers to establish strong development projects, often in collaboration with academic institutions. We have the systems and professional project management to ensure quality and oversight to support people and environments showing commitment and initiative. Our advisors can facilitate access to ScaleAQ’s entire development team across all areas within aquaculture to support customers cases. Local presence, personal engagement The unique strength of our brand lies with our people. We are proud to employ 800 of the most competent, solid and innovative brains within aquaculture. Solid people make solid sustainable business, for our customers and for ScaleAQ. Local presence means strong relations, being there, rubbing shoulders and solving challenges hands-on.
6 Sustainability As a global technology supplier to the aquaculture industry, sustainability is part of everything we do throughout our business. Through an increased focus on sustainability and biology, ScaleAQ has assumed a clear role in ensuring the development of technology on the terms of biology and the environment.
7 ScaleAQ aims to be a knowledge-based advisor to the aquaculture industry, and our products include documentation and follow-up that helps to ensure our customers can create added value. This is done through efficiency, reporting and increasing levels of information. Good environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are key to all activities undertaken by ScaleAQ, and we have tied our work to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For the team at ScaleAQ, sustainability is about the future. We have to take care of the earth’s limited resources. We have to manage them in the best possible way without destroying opportunities for future generations. The world faces major challenges in finding sustainable food sources for its rapidly growing global population. Worldwide demand for seafood is growing. Aquaculture is one of the most sustainable ways to produce food. All of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are significant to our strategy, daily operations and the value chain that we are part of. We have identified five Sustainable Development Goals that are particularly important to us. Read more about our specific contributions at scaleaq.com/sustainability. Sustainability and ESG are both rooted and integrated in our business strategy, both in terms of business opportunities and measures in our internal operations, “Clean ocean – good for business”. Our greatest contribution to achieving these SDGs is to supply technological products and services that safeguard fish welfare, reduce harmful greenhouse gas and environmental emissions, as well as guaranteeing HSE. Overall, our objectives are: • We will reduce our own footprint and strive towards increased circularity in our own value chain. • We will help our customers to become more sustainable by means of new and existing products and solutions, as well as by providing advice.. • We will assume a clear industry role in the area of sustainability by means of increased engagement with wider society.
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10 Seabased We have contributed to the development of aquaculture for 40 years. In collaboration with our customers, we have developed and delivered solutions and products within pen-based aquaculture, which today are industry standards.
11 The most experienced supplier We have been helping to define seabased aquaculture for 40 years. In collaboration with our customers, we have acquired a unique expertise. ScaleAQ has developed and delivered numerous solutions and products within pen-based aquaculture, which today are industry standards. We establish, optimize and upgrade aquaculture. Ecosystem of products For a number of years, we have supplied barges, pens, central feeding systems, cameras, software and a host of other larger and smaller products to fish farmers around the world. ScaleAQ has a unique product portfolio that is designed to work together and has been tested in the toughest conditions in some of the harshest areas in the world. Continuous development Our goal is to work hard to ensure that aquaculture grows and becomes a mature and digitized industry. Seabased aquaculture is a high-tech business and we want to contribute with expertise, product development and innovative technology. We have insight and understanding of the entire value chain and this ensures that what we offer you is the right choice. Local presence and support ScaleAQ has strategically located offices in 11 countries. We handle deliveries, advice and technical assistance in all markets and locations through our network and our relationships directly with the industry.
14 ScaleAQ has significant expertise and experience in the development and construction of feeding barges for all types of aquaculture. Robust and reliable platforms are an essential component in the harsh marine environment found in modern aquaculture. Developing reliable and functional solutions that ensure efficient operations and safe working conditions that are comfortable and pleasant for the farmers is one of the most important things we do. Hs It is important that the barge is adapted to the location in which it is deployed. Exposed locations require barges that can withstand high levels of stress, while for sites further up fjords a more basic structure is sufficient. At ScaleAQ, we supply barges that are certified up to 6.5, which means that you can choose a design to suit your site. Load capacity The load capacity for the feeding barge refers to how many tons of feed can be loaded into the silos. What is sometimes forgotten is the capacity and space for all the other things that also need to be brought onto a feeding barge. ScaleAQ offers barge designs that can accommodate between 150 and 850 tons of feed, and which are adapted to their site regardless of whether they are unmanned or serving as a base for both crew and equipment. Centralized Feeding System At the heart of a feeding barge is the centralized feeding system. ScaleAQ has more than 35 years of experience in developing and delivering centralized feeding systems to the global aquaculture industry. Our barges can be equipped with up to sixteen feed lines, depending on the size of the barge. With the Feeding barges
15 most user-friendly and future-proofed management software available on the market in the shape of FeedStation – ScaleAQ is the natural choice when you need a feeding system that you can rely on for many years to come. Barge Control Our program Barge Control offers the farmer the necessary overview of the entire barge. Generators can be remotely controlled while the bilge pump system can be initiated automatically if the alarm is raised. Meanwhile, the ballast system keeps crew informed about the barge’s trim and allows them to adjust it. The program provides notification of open doors, tank statuses and features internal CCTV which means that the barge can also be operated from shore or a neighboring site. Ensilage How the raw material is treated is critical when it comes to the future value of the ensilage. At ScaleAQ, we are committed to working on the development, production, supply and installation of comprehensive dead fish management systems of all sizes. Our barges are supplied with our proprietary systems that are customized to meet your needs. IoT The internet of things is an important element to consider when choosing a barge. Most farmers have recognized how valuable data and the insights it provides are to ensure optimized operations across the board on site. Unfortunately, very few sites have the infrastructure in place to secure the flow of data. ScaleAQ supplies its barges with industrial network and server solutions that enable aquaculture operators to make the most of their site’s potential in digital terms. Hybridization ScaleAQ has developed a hybrid system for feeding barges which utilizes an EMS system to ensure lower levels of diesel consumption Seabased
16 and consequently lower emissions of CO2, NOX and SOX. The resultant noise reduction also enhances working conditions for the crew. A lower load on the generators also helps to reduce maintenance costs and extend the lifespan of the facility. We use cobalt-free batteries approved by DNV-GL, which ensure installations are safe and have a long service life. Certification Our feeding barges are designed and built in accordance with all applicable requirements. Certification and adaptation of each barge takes place in accordance with the requirements of both the customer and the authorities (NS-9415, NYTEK). Customizations to fulfil the requirements of Global G.A.P are available. HSE HSE is a key area on board our barges and they are equipped with fire and alarm systems, safety ladders on the ship side, boat stairs to allow straightforward board, all necessary emergency exits, concrete floors at the bottom to ensure good working conditions and cleanliness. The generator automatically starts up the bilge pump system in the case of alarms, and there are sensors fitted to the bilge pumps to prevent diesel being pumped out. Electricity and standards Our barges are built using definitions and specifications that comply with Norwegian regulatory requirements. TN-S 400V 50 HZ systems are in accordance with FEL, NEK 400:2018 with heaviness in NEK 400-8-820 Aquaculture facilities and machinery regulations. Generators and any onshore power transformers are adapted for use on the barge whether they are used individually or in combination. Hybrid systems are coordinated with the generators.
18 Camera systems ScaleAQ is a world class supplier of cameras for the global aquaculture industry. Since 1985, we have been helping aquaculture operators to perfect feeding using video images from their pens, and we know of several cases where our cameras continue to work superbly after more than 20 years under water. With solid experience and documented high quality products, ScaleAQ is the natural choice when you want a future-oriented camera solution that will last for many years to come. Global presence, local service With 27 offices spread across 11 countries, service and maintenance options for your camera solution are never far away. We offer maintenance programs that ensure maximum uptime for your camera system, but in the event that you encounter problems we will be able to assist you via our support service or by expediting the dispatch of local technicians to your site. More than just live images It is no longer enough for an underwater camera to supply images of the fish to the control room on the feed barge or to a remote operations center. It is becoming increasingly common to use video streams as the basis for pellet detection, appetite analyses, lice counting, biomass measurement and other analyses based on algorithms and machine learning. The underlying basis for such analyses is a video stream – and the better the camera, the better the analyses. But that’s only half the story – and barely that. The other half is all about the customer deciding where to transmit the video stream to, where to download it and which analyses to utilize. In short: the camera system you choose must be of a high quality, work in the long-term and allow for integration with algorithms or technologies from different suppliers via an open interface.
19 Seabased Compare our cameras Resolution Sensor type Zoom / Pan/tilt Compass Depth Oxygen Temperature 9-axis gyroscope Orbit FHD Fixed O2 Full HD Color Fixed × × × × × Orbit FHD Fixed Full HD Color Fixed × × × × Orbit HD O2 HD Color 360° pan & tilt × × × × - Orbit SD O2 SD Color 360° pan & tilt × × × × - Orbit HD HD Color 360° pan & tilt × × - × - Orbit SD SD Color 360° pan & tilt × × - × - Orbit SD Base SD Black/ white 360° pan & tilt - - - - - Orbit HD Surface HD Color 30x optical, 12x digital - - - - - Orbit HD Dome PTZ Extreme HD Color 35x optical, 12x digital - - - - - Orbit HD Dome PTZ Basic HD Color 25x optisk, 16x digital - - - - -
20 ScaleAQ extends your feeding window All cameras supplied by ScaleAQ provide you with an image specially tuned to read the appetite of the fish. Our range of cameras spans from analog SD cameras, which have been the industry standard for years, to advanced digital HD cameras with very high light sensitivity. The quality of the image is not determined by the number of pixels, even thought it can be all too easy to think that. The lens and transmission technology, not to mention the light sensitivity, all play a vital role in enabling you to see the fish as clearly as possible in the morning and as late as possible in the afternoon and evening. This is why ScaleAQ offer the most light sensitive cameras available on the market. As long as the fish can see the pellet, you can see the fish. Software We supply our own proprietary software Vision together with every camera system. However, in line with our philosophy about openness and freedom of choice, you can also control a ScaleAQ camera or winch using third party solutions. We offer open APIs for camera and winch control. This means that a ScaleAQ camera system can easily be fitted into infrastructure featuring technology and equipment from different suppliers. Infrastructure and data collection At present, there are large volumes of video, sensor and feeding data that need to flow from the pen to the feeding operator on the barge or in the feeding control center. ScaleAQ offers both wireless and fiber solutions for this. But you need your data to do more than just flow – it needs to be possible to collect it, store it and distribute it to a data warehouse or use it in reporting and analysis programs. ScaleAQ has its own integration platform for this purpose: we gather all the relevant digital data from your feed barge and make it available where you want it, including data from systems supplied by third parties.
21 Multiwinch Fish don’t stand still – which is why your camera can’t do that either. A key aspect of our camera system is our proprietary multiwinch. This is a specially designed unit that enables you to move the camera both horizontally and vertically in the pen, ensuring you always have the best image of whatever is going on. This also makes your camera a great tool for checking your net and carrying out inspections for dead fish.
22 Pens ScaleAQ has been one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of pens for over 40 years. The guiding principle behind our success has been the combination of the flexibility of high density polyethylene plastic and strong steel, with the focus on the interaction between the moorings and net with the floating collar to spread the strain throughout the entire structure. A major design feature of our pens is the integrated energy distribution system. Adapted to local conditions Our pens may be adapted to all locations, from sheltered locations to very exposed areas. You are free to choose the pen that is best suited to your operation and your area, to ensure that the investment is optimal. We offer more than 100 certified pens with a circumference from 70 to 300 meters. Quality We have developed methods for detailed design of our pens. By determining the movement of the forces throughout the pen, we make sure that all elements for power uptake are thoroughly checked and that the safety requirements are met. Certification in all links As one of very few suppliers of equipment to the fish farming industry, ScaleAQ is an approved supplier of pens, nets and mooring equipment. Both at home as well as abroad, we exclusively employ certified plastic welders with considerable experience of pen assembly. Our certificates are approved in accordance with the requirements of NS9415.
23 Seabased Midgard System ScaleAQ Midgard® System is a complete net pen system in which all components work together to protect the fish and personnel. The ScaleAQ Midgard® System is the result of several years of hard work to find new, improved solutions within net pen technology – including pens, sinker tubes and nets. During development of the concept, we worked closely with Lerøy, Mowi and Salmar. We conducted exhaustive model tests at the Marintek Marine Laboratory, plus a number of full scale tests at several exposed locations. The objective was to prevent escapes, improve fish welfare and boost health and safety conditions for workers. The ScaleAQ Midgard® System thereby satisfies most requirements for the salmon farming industry of the future.
25 Extra equipment Complete rescue ladder for floating collars Winch system for sinker tube Net quick coupling Universal bracket for extra equipment Feed hose holders Fixed tamp holder HDPE hook protector Universel bracket modules Hinged net hook Mooring lug insert Mooring bracket fender Anti-static feed hoses Electrical cabinet module Complete pen sign holder Bird net with fiber glass rod Our range of accessories and extra equipment for pens ensure that our already hardy solutions are even more secure and efficient. Over the years, we have developed a selection of products that streamline operations by the edge of the pen and improve the safety of all personnel, fish and equipment. Extra equipment completes your aquaculture facility and ensures it is safe. Please get in touch if you have an idea or a need that is not covered.
26 Feeding systems Feeding is perhaps the most important job in aquaculture. The optimized feeding of fish is a complex operation that relies on both experience and expertise, as well as the right tools for the job. There are no shortcuts to optimal results, but regardless of whether you feed from a landbased facility or on a barge, using a centralized feeding system or feed cannons, we have tools that handle the pellet gently and ensure optimized distribution in the pen. Global presence, local service With 27 offices spread across 11 countries, service and maintenance options for your feeding system are never far away. We offer maintenance programs that ensure maximum uptime for your feeding system, but in the event that you encounter problems we will be able to assist you via our support service or by expediting the dispatch of local technicians to your site. Experience With almost 40 years of experience, we have dealt with almost every issue in the book. No matter how you want to feed your fish, we have a solution that fits. We have installed around a thousand feeding systems across the globe for a variety of fish species. You can count on us to deliver. Software We supply own proprietary software FeedStation together with centralized feeding system. However, in line with our philosophy about openness and freedom of choice, you can also control the system using third party solutions. We offer open APIs for management and data flow. This means that centralized ScaleAQ feeding systems can easily be fitted into infrastructure featuring technology and equipment from different suppliers.
27 Seabased Quality As our customer, you get one of the most user-friendly centralized feeding systems on the market – a robust and reliable system that gives you full control over the feeding process, regardless of your feeding strategy. We have installed over 900 centralized feeding systems at aquaculture facilities both on- and offshore. This makes us an expert in the field and a valuable partner when you are planning an update to your existing facility or want to discuss feeding solutions at a new site. The system handles the feed gently – from silo to fish. It features integrated cameras, sensors and remote control systems, and comes with built-in automatic integration to production management systems such as Mercatus Farmer. All components are carefully selected to provide you with easy and carefree maintenance, as well as long service intervals – resulting in lower costs to you. Our system consists of high quality industrial components. All parts of our feeding systems meet our quality requirements, meaning that we always deliver the most reliable systems. Flexible We customize systems to meet all your feeding needs, and our systems support all modern methods of feeding fish. The centralized feeding system can deliver pellets unscathed at a distance of up to 900 meters from the select valve, and simultaneously from two silos containing different pellet sizes.
28 Open management APIs: Yes Hose sizes: 20mm, 50mm, 90mm Kg per min max: 72 Kg per min min: 0.042 Open information APIs: Yes Ready for remote operation: Yes Transport lengths: 0-900m Minimum dose: 7 grams
29 Flexi feed cannon Portable feed cannon The mechanical part of the centralized feeding system – from silo to spreader. Gentle feed treatment We are all aware of the need to avoid minor damage to and crushing of feed. We supply systems with the same pipe dimensions throughout the system. We also avoid using joints in the distribution valve. There are no sharp edges, and we ensure that all angles in bends and pipes are optimized to prevent turbulence and in order to guarantee that the feed is whole when it reaches the fish. Integration Our feeding systems feature integrated external hardware such as cameras, environmental sensors and remote control systems to give you full control over your daily feeding routine on site. In addition, we also offer full integration with our software products for production control, planning and finance. System maintenance We offer system maintenance of mechanical components and software. Regular checks ensure stability and reliability in the long-term. Highly qualified personnel carry out detailed inspections and subsequently deliver comprehensive reports with recommended and preventive measures. Feeding components Air spreader SmartSpreader Rotofeeder
30 Mooring systems ScaleAQ’s mooring systems are adapted to the demanding environments they will operate in and provide a safe and robust investment. Mooring equipment for net pens has to tolerate winds and weather at the most extreme. That’s why we make maximum use of our knowledge of our field, 40 years of experience in the industry and thorough analysis and calculations to ensure complete robustness. This is why mooring systems from ScaleAQ meet not only our criteria, but also the requirements of the customer and the authorities to become a safe, robust investment. Accredited mooring analyses The starting point for good mooring systems is in-depth knowledge of the location the facility is to be deployed in. ScaleAQ has highly qualified employees and the most up to date tools of analysis available for the dimensioning of moorings. We combine your experience with advanced location investigations. Computer programs provide the opportunity of simulating the conditions on a given site on a stormy day. Floating collars, nets and all moorings are being modeled in the program. By entering data for currents, winds and waves for the location, the computer program calculates the forces the mooring and the floating collar and net will be subjected to within the safety margins which are required in the NS9415 standard. This facilitates optimization of the components of which the mooring system consists.
31 Seabased This is what you get when you choose a ScaleAQ mooring system • Certified according to NS9415 • Certified according to the NYTEK regulation • Standardised components • Complete documentation of the entire system • Complete system – all parts designed for each other • In-house expertise for mooring analyses: Marine Engineering • In-house and third party inspections of all components that we do not produce ourselves • Tested in simulations and in practice over many years
32 Nets Nets, together with floating collars and moorings, are one of the key components in any aquaculture facility, and must be optimized to the rest of the setup and conditions at the site. The optimal fit provides minimal risk of wear and tear against other key components. Extra hardlaid ropes in the net framework and hand-lacing ensure the optimum fit from the first day at sea and throughout the lifetime of the net. Hand lashing netting to all ropes using double thread and knot locks for one out of every three meshes ensures solid, long-life nets. ScaleAQ works closely together with customers and subcontractors to find the best solutions for the salmon farming businesses of today and tomorrow. We can supply our nets in a range of materials: Nylon; Polyester; (Define ULTIMA and ULTRA, knotted and Rachel HDPE and UHMWPE.) We use only high quality netting in accordance with the current Norwegian Standard NS9415.
33 Seabased CYLINDER NET SQUARE NET CYLINDER NET WITH SINGLE LEAD (clump lead) COMBI NET POINTED NET SPAGHETTI NET MIDGARD NET Nets are a vital part of the bigger picture and need to be adapted as best as possible to the rest of the facility. We make design and material recommendations based on the conditions that apply in each individual case. The Midgard System is an integrated net and spooling out system where the bottom ring hangs directly from the net’s lifting rope. The net is always correctly spooled out and in minimal contact with other parts of the pen system.
34 Net cleaners Net cleaning is all about creating an ideal environment for the fish. By removing algae from the net, one maintains a good flow of water through the net, thus ensuring the best possible oxygen conditions for the fish, while also removing a breeding ground for all the organisms that can develop in this algae. The challenge is to get the net clean without damaging it, and with minimal impact on the impregnation intended to prevent the accumulation of algae going forward. ScaleAQ delivers MEOX net cleaners whose patented cavitation washing method make them uniquely gentle, even during high-pressure washing. Cavitation washing technology Cavitation is the rapid formation and collapse of bubbles in a liquid. MEOX net cleaners are specifically designed to allow aquaculture practitioners to use cavitation technology to wash nets and other equipment. Millions of tiny air bubbles in the water flow create a jet that hits the net. Because it consists largely of air, even at high pressure this jet is far “softer” than a pure jet of water. Air, or more accurately the steam bubbles formed in the washing unit, implodes when it hits the surface that is to be washed. The implosion creates pressure waves that contribute to the washing effect. This results in very gentle washing, even at pressures up to 200 bar. Documentation During the period 2015–2019, Sintef undertook a project to improve understanding and advance the development of available washing technologies. Low pressure (80 bar), high pressure (200 bar) and cavitation washing (200 bar) were tested. The results of the project showed that washing with low pressure produced little washing effect, and actually resulted in considerable damage to the net. High-pressure spraying yields good results in terms of washing, but
35 Seabased was also documented to be very destructive to the impregnation and reduced it by between 21% and 31% after just one washing cycle. After 35 washes, up to 90% of the impregnation was gone. The low-pressure washing removed 5–9% of the impregnation after one wash and 40–46% after repeated washing. Cavitation washing at a full 200 bar, (the same as high-pressure) was found to have no impact after a single wash and to have stripped away only 2–9% of the impregnation after repeated washes. Cavitation washing can also be used down to 80 bar for an even gentler effect. The conclusion: Cavitation washing and high-pressure washing work, but cavitation washing is by far the gentlest washing method for both fish farm nets and other objects that require washing. Sustainability Wear and tear on fish farm nets poses several different types of sustainability challenges. Undetected holes resulting from excessively hard washing can lead to escaped fish, and nets that are washed too hard will have a shorter lifespan than nets that have been gently washed through a single exposure. We estimate that nets washed with MEOX net cleaners will withstand an additional generation of use with minimal maintenance. Reduced fuel consumption With this technology, far less energy is needed to wash the nets. This is because one uses less water, i.e., smaller pumps that require less energy. We have seen that energy needs can be reduced all the way down to 1/3 compared to conventional washing. For large pumps and large diesel engines that use up to 100 liters of fuel per hour, reducing energy needs can quickly result in enormous savings. Low consumption simplifies the electrification of washing and makes it possible to wash nets using battery power alone. Energy consumption can be lowered so much that it actually enables the use of power on the net pens for operation and/or charging.
36 Marine engineering Our engineers have long experience and considerable know-how within aquaculture and offshore technology. They find the most cost-effective and safest solutions for any location. ScaleAQ has extensive experience within calculations and dimensioning of marine constructions, including structural and hydrodynamic analyses for fish farm mooring, barge mooring, pens, nets and other constructions. Our engineers cover a wide range of competence and knowledge on fish farming and offshore constructions. Hence, they develop the most cost-effective and reliable solutions for any location. All evaluations take into account customers specific scope and requirements. Furthermore, all calculations are done according to current regulations and standards. Marine engineering undertakes: • Certification • Mooring analyses • Constructional analyses (Element and 3D+2D-analyses) • Capacity analyses for certification and deliverables • Research and development • All deliverables (project planning, analyses, drawings, installation) • Drawing and production of components • Site visits • Project management
37 Seabased Analyses The desired solutions for top quality mooring systems, nets and floating collars is found through location specific analyses. ScaleAQ has highly qualified personnel and the most advanced analysis tools within dimensioning mooring. We combine your experience with advanced location classification. Our software programs enable us to simulate conditions at a given locality on a stormy day. Floating collars, nets and mooring system are all modelled. We enter current and wave data for the location and then calculate the forces anchors and pens will be submitted to within the safety margins required by standard NS9415. That makes it possible to optimise the components the mooring system consists of. As an extra safety feature, we perform final evaluation of the finished mooring system when in place. We analyse your information and other data before submitting the final report to you. Testing ScaleAQ invests considerable time and resources in testing the equipment we supply. We calculate how well it will tolerate collision in each and every instance. We then test whether theory lives up to practice! Using powerful winches, we pull and drag the floating collars, and test the entire structure plus individual parts. To ensure that we chose the right solutions, we work closely with your customers and perform tests in consultation with you.
38 Lights The use of lights and artificial photoperiod helps create an ideal aquatic environment for a variety of fish species. It is a widely adopted practice in the aquaculture industry, and a key element for suppressing sexual maturity, and increase appetite and growth. Our underwater lights are lightweight, reliable and economical to use. Our first lights were developed in 1995, and since then we have delivered around 15 000 lights nationally and internationally. The lights are available in two different formats: Metal halide and LED. Partnership with Signify/Philips ScaleAQ has also partnered with Signify/Philips to provide the best light offering possible to the global aquaculture industry. Philips has a heritage of more than 125 years of expertise in lighting. The Philips SeaCage lights helps to optimize growth and reduces the maturation of salmon to nearly zero, while the fish experience no stress due to flicker free LEDs supported by a slow ramp up. It combines the unique patented fish light spectrum with an unbeatable performance, supporting the deepest and biggest pens. Connected to the control system it provides unprecedented opportunities to utilize photoperiod illumination. Key benefits: • Maturation reduced to nearly zero • Grow your fish faster • Reduces the FCR (feed conversion ratio) • Efficient light distribution • Minimize exposure to sea lice • Save energy cost • Easy to handle and store • Extreme durability
39 Seabased Philips SeaCage 600W LED TwinLight Metal halide Philips SeaCage 300W LED Orbit LED Light System Our lights:
40 Hybrid solutions ScaleAQ delivers proprietary hybrid solutions for barges and vessels. Hybridization helps to reduce environmental emissions, improve the working environment and is economically beneficial. Our solutions are designed for the aquaculture market and comply with all regulatory requirements. The ScaleAQ Hybrid Power Solution will provide barges with a high technological solution for reducing fuel/cost, lower emissions and improving the work environment. Our system is tailor-made for the marine environment. How does the system work? By combining batteries with a diesel engine, you can run the diesel engine at the optimum load point, while charging the batteries and operating the barge. When the batteries are fully charged, the system automatically switches to battery operation and stops the diesel engine. The system consists of: • Batteries • Battery rack • Inverter / control cabinet • Transformer • Energy Management System • Simulation tool Simulation tool With our simulation tool (developed by ScaleAQ), we can simulate expected fuel consumption, battery life, number of diesel engine hours, etc. The result can be used to optimize the system. Customization Based on technical and financial studies we can help you select the best configuration for both new installation and retrofit. For example, we can customize the battery rack layout and make sure that the battery assembly will fit the available space.
41 Seabased Benefits • Lower emissions (NOx and Sox) • Lower fuel consumption (up to 60%) • Less generator/diesel-engine running hours (1–7 hours) • Less generator/diesel-engine maintenance • Less acoustic noise • Less vibrations • One of the safest batteries on the market • DNV-GL approved batteries • Low CO2 footprint • Cobalt-free • Long lifetime • Flexible and redundant (multiple strings) • Adjustable short-circuit power and discrimination-curves
42 Lice control ScaleAQ has since 2007 been working on chemical- and drug-free treatment solutions for the aquaculture industry. Sea lice have proven to be adaptable beings and are an ongoing challenge for fish farmers. However, they have a low level of tolerance for sudden changes in temperature. Since 2017 the Norwegian aquaculture industry in particular, has mainly used non-medicinal methods for delicing. The most commonly used method is thermal delicing. We supplied our first Thermolicer in 2014 following seven years of development. Since 2016, thermal delousing has been the most commonly used delousing method in Norway. Thermolicer is currently used by aquaculture operators in Chile, Canada, the Faroe Islands and the UK to help keep their lice situation in check. Full effect with zero chemicals The lice have a low level of tolerance for sudden changes in temperature. This fact is exploited by the Thermolicer where the fish are bathed briefly in lukewarm water. The lice die and fall off the fish, after which they are collected and destroyed. In use The Thermolicer can be fitted on board service vessels, wellboats and barges. Fish are collected and pumped through the Thermolicer and then back into the same pen, or into an empty pen. Along with the Thermolicer, you receive training and recommendations to ensure that you are able to treat the fish when necessary rather than being dependent on third parties. Capacity A standard Thermolicer is positioned in a 25 foot container. The length of the water trap is
43 Seabased 22 meters and it has a capacity of up to 90 tons per hour. The actual capacity will vary somewhat depending on temperature, the size of the fish, the fish pump and the rate of crowding of the fish. Customization The Thermolicer is a patented method of delousing fish in a water trap. The capacity of a standard Thermolicer is limited by the length and breadth of this water trap. ScaleAQ can also customize treatment loops. This ensures that you can achieve a significantly higher capacity (tons/hour) per line and that the treatment loop can be adapted to suit most vessels. 1. Fish enters Thermolicer after pumping. 2. Water separation. 3. Sea water is filtered and released. 4. The fish is exposed to lukewarm water. 5. Treatment loop. 6. Water surface. 7. Water separator for treatment water. 8. Fish exits the system. 9. Heated water is circulated to water tank for filtration, aeration and reheating. 10. Treatment water is pumped back to the treatment loop. NB. The water treatment system is not shown.
44 Remote operations ScaleAQ has extensive experience with wireless communications, both between sites and from sites to landbases. We offer customized communications solutions to address your remote operation and monitoring needs – including everything from single direct links between barges to complex networks that cover many sites and wide geographic expanses. ScaleAQ has the necessary knowledge and the right technology to deliver a robust network that offers high capacity and reliability. Remote operation is a relatively new term in the aquaculture industry. As volumes per operating unit have increased, the need to be able to maintain continuous oversight of production has increased accordingly. This can range from short-term local requirements in the event of reductions in staffing over weekends and holidays to being able to feed all day when the weather does not permit travel to the facility. It can also extend to the centralization of operations and the creation of a professional environment with groups of farmers gathered together at customized work stations, with each individual holding responsibility for several facilities. Experience ScaleAQ began to offer remote operating solutions alongside its camera systems during the early 2000s. Over the years, we have gained extensive experience of a variety of technologies, and we are now able to offer some of the best, most comprehensive remote operation solutions currently available on the market. ScaleAQ offers everything from easy remote control of feeding and cameras from the pen and workboat, to full regional feeding centers and comprehensive operational framework agreements.
45 Seabased Centralization The aquaculture industry is growing, and effective feeding is a key success factor. By centralizing operations, it is possible to establish active working groups through observation and discussion with colleagues. This can enhance the collective understanding of fish behavior and well-being in a range of conditions. Monitoring of barge technology We are also able to provide remote monitoring of all feeding barge technology so that alarms and sensors provide an improved overview of the site to technical personnel or farmers. This can encompass anything from weather sensors, gradient sensors, liquid levels, temperature and light control, etc. Uptime Remotely operated feeding requires high levels of uptime in order to ensure access and control is possible at all times. Our fully operated solutions are based on proven equipment that can handle physical stresses such as salt and wind over time. Our support teams are standing by to carry out corrective measures in the event that anything happens on the network. In order to ensure access in the event of major outages, we also offer a “back door” solution that means it is possible to administer equipment on the barge even when there is operational disruption on the main network. Safety monitoring In exposed locations, it can be reassuring to have safety monitoring in place so that you can – with consent – track scheduled activities and implement any necessary action in the event of accidents. This form of monitoring is also a useful tool – especially in the summer – for documenting visits by unauthorized persons during periods when the facility is not staffed.
46 Sensor system Monitoring of water quality and environmental factors in the pen is becoming more and more important. The relationship between various environmental parameters and appetite, fish health and growth can only be documented and understood through empirical analysis. Then you need a sensor system that: 1. Can measure the parameters you want to measure 2. Can display the values in real time 3. Can store anything measured 4. Can make all data available for analysis 5. Can notify when something is out of the ordinary 6. Can measure also when the power is out A sensor system consists of three main components: 1. The sensors Depending on what you want to monitor, we offer sensors that are either built into our underwater cameras or are free-standing for use in or outside the pens. These can be single sensors or multisensors / sensor stations. • Oxygen • Temperature • Salinity • Conductivity • Sea current (magnitude and direction) • Turbidity • Weather (weather station) 2. Infrastructure The values measured by each sensor must be robustly transmitted from pen to feeding
47 Seabased barge or feed center. ScaleAQ has various solutions for this, so that the infrastructure can be adapted to local needs. For example, if you have our camera solutions, we use existing cables and power cabinets. We can also transmit sensor data wirelessly from pen to barge, and optionally further than the barge if the barge does not have a stable network. There are no restrictions on the number of sensors you can place per pen. 3. Visualization, storage and analysis The measured values must be displayed in real time, stored and retrieved for analysis and comparison. For sensors built into our cameras, oxygen and temperature may be displayed in the camera image, allowing the operator to see the measured values where the biomass is located. We also have a dashboard that can display all metrics in real time and that alerts the operator if any values are out of the ordinary. In addition, all sensor measurements are stored in a secure cloud solution, and thus all environmental parameters will be available for analysis and comparison of pen against pen, site against site, region against region.
48 Mort handling ScaleAQ has been supplying systems for handling dead fish since 1992. The systems can be supplied as standard models or customized according to the customer’s needs. We supply comprehensive receiving facility systems with certified collection containers, grinders and storage tanks, acid dosing systems and systems for collecting dead fish. How the raw material is treated is critical when it comes to the future value of the ensilage. At ScaleAQ, we are committed to working on the development, production, supply and installation of comprehensive dead fish management systems of all sizes. From onshore aquaculture operations to major offshore installations, slaughter facilities, processing plants and fishing vessels. Dead fish equipment supplied by ScaleAQ is easy to use and lasts year after year.
49 Seabased Acid safety container Pre-grinder DFC-20 Dead fish tipping container Customized solutions Mobile pre grinder Dead fish grinder Mobile storage tank for ensilage Pre-grinder DFC-10 Tipping basin
50 Software Modern aquaculture is a high-tech industry. Good governance and control based on integrated software and intelligent systems is important now and will be essential in the future.
51 Ensures the aquaculture of the future Modern aquaculture is a high-tech industry. Good governance and control based on integrated software and intelligent systems is important now and will be essential in the future. ScaleAQ has a wide range of digital products. Our various software products communicate via open APIs, giving fish farmers the opportunity to integrate our solutions in a seamless environment with other systems. Our proven software and cutting edge digital services ensure that biological production is in line with industry requirements for control, fish health, monitoring, planning and data flow. The product area covers management of physical components at sea and land-based aquaculture facilities, registration and analysis of large amounts of biological data, environmental data and production data, as well as digital infrastructure for modern remote operations centers and local area networks.
52 FeedStation There are many important considerations to take into account when selecting a centralized feeding system. Capacities, uptime, ease of use and service intervals are all reasons why FeedStation is often selected. Historically, mechanical components were the main assessment factor, but with an increasing focus on data capture and centralization of feeding, software has become an even more important for the decision-making factor. Centralized Feeding System ScaleAQ has more than 35 years of experience in developing and delivering world-leading centralized feeding systems to the global aquaculture industry. Thanks to years of product development, we have optimized the physical components to enable our customers to choose reliable, robust feeding systems for use in both landbased and seabased aquaculture. With the most user-friendly and future-proofed management software available on the market in the shape of FeedStation – ScaleAQ is the natural choice when you need a feeding system that you can rely on for many years to come. Precision feeding FeedStation feeding system deliver the right amount of feed, at the right time and in the most gentle way. Critical production parameters such as pressure, temperature and air speed are continuously monitored, and the system makes recommendations than ensure the operator has as much support as possible while carrying out feeding. Built-in tools for analyzing historical feeding profiles, and real-time display of your current profile, allow you to ensure that your company’s feeding strategy is adhered to at all times. The world’s first open feeding system At ScaleAQ, we are very proud to offer the world’s first feeding system featuring open and supported integration points for data sharing and process management. Do you have a sensor, a digital solution, or an algorithm that is designed to have an impact on the feeding process? FeedStation’s integration points (API) are standing by to receive the control signals! Well-structured and accessible data can provide increased understanding and insight. We want to help our customers become even better aquaculture operators, which is why we have made all the data that the feeding system produces openly available via the integration points. Get involved in development We help our customers to identify what can be reused from older facilities, so that you can easily and cost-effectively upgrade to FeedStation. Please contact us to join the technological shift – we can quickly supply you with a cost estimate for an upgrade to any type of system currently available on the market.
53 Software Infrastructure: • High-speed CAT6a cables offering speeds of up to 10GB/s. • Industrial network components supplied by Cisco. • Industrial server and PLS components. • Electrical cabinets with high quality components. Capacity: • 24 feed lines, with the option to expand further. • Wide range of selector valves, augers and pipe dimensions available. Software: • User interface built on modern HTML5 technology. • Advanced reporting, graphs and management capabilities. • Open APIs for data exchange and process management. • Supports multiple locations with full traceability of changes made.
54 Vision Vision is our software platform for camera-based feeding and environmental monitoring. Best utilization of high resolution Vision supports high resolution screens, including the very latest Ultra-HD, 4K and 5K displays, ensuring superb image quality. Full-HD and 4K resolution cameras can also be used in conjunction with our software to retain the very best in image quality. Improved image processing enhances the quality compared with past software – and that goes for older cameras too. Capable of recording camera footage. Optimized for remote operation Easily organize cameras into a range of camera groups – switch rapidly from a camera at location A to one at location B. All cameras in the network can be added to your active Vision installation ensuring that you can quickly switch focus between locations. Use several displays on one computer, even if they are different sizes and resolutions. Flexible, streamlined camera setup: choose the camera you want to see without changing any settings. Make use of pre-defined views that combine images from across different locations. Logitech, Xbox and PlayStation controllers are all supported, providing the operator with full control of the system – regardless of the number of screens and cameras in use. Seamless integration Vision and FeedStation work together. The display windows provide the operator with full control. Information from the feeding process, adjustments to the key feeding parameters. Pellet detection Live detection, counting and marking of pellets on camera feeds, visual presentation of the number of pellets and trend graph. Userdefined alarm levels. Detection, counting and marking of pellets in display windows. Visualization of data. Users can add their own alarms. Pellet detection takes place in existing pen cabinets using what is known as edge computing. No need for additional burdensome camera feeds on your network to deal with pellet detection!agog.no