Eco-Bubble Design: The Viking Aqua Facility

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Written by: Viking Aqua AS
28. mai 2021 10:20
‘Eco-Bubble Design’ is a radically new and ethical concept used to design and manage our facility and operations, creating the conditions to:

  • Create the highest standards of fish welfare and protection from viruses and bacteria, chemicals and plastics now prevalent in the natural environment,
  • Stop the negative impacts fish farming has on the natural marine environment,
  • Total control and compliance to ensure quality and high supply for the vast global demand (and we hope lower the demands placed on natural fish stocks),
  • Manage circular production to eliminate waste; all powered by renewable energy.
  • Facilitate continual Research & Development in fish welfare, artificial intelligence, IIoT, and food science.

Our whole team at Viking Aqua and all our partners from architects, contractors, industrial equipment and technology suppliers, to industry and academic research partners, are used in achieving our concept of ‘Eco-Bubble’ Design. At the heart of the ‘Eco-Bubble’ is our salmon - everything centred around their development and welfare.

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Designed by Link Arkitektur, an award winning practice and one of the Nordics leading architects in sustainable solutions to the built environment, has resulted in our 80.000 m2 facility, to house our entire production.

Located in the world’s best position for producing the highest quality sustainable Atlantic Salmon for the world’s consumers. Our facility is designed for an annual production of 33 000 tons of live, bubberly and healthy Atlantic Salmon. In addition to our salmon first environment, the building will contain our administration HQ, designed for people first, supporting the 80 employees.

An important aspect of the circular production of the Eco-Bubble is to control and lower water usage, and ensure water quality is to a maximum; secured using Billund Aquacultures latest developments in RAS systems. The required amount of freshwater of 5 000 m3 each day is produced from our local dam, while the 80 000 m3/day of high quality saltwater is pumped from 80 m depth in the Brandangersund, filtered and treated against plastics and chemicals, with rigorous monitoring before entering our facility.

Our ambition is that Eco-Bubble production will inspire radical improvements to ethical production and food globally.