Added: 10th August 2021 by BOC
Success in aquaculture depends on the three key dimensions of fish production – fish health, water health and financial health.
Finding the right balance of the three is essential, as healthier fish lead to greater production, but optimal water requires an investment. The key to success is understanding where best to invest.
Cutting edge oxygenation is one of the most important developments in aquaculture. And we believe it’s something of an artform, as even small improvements in water health can deliver major benefits to growth rates, mortality rates and feed conversion ratios.
BOC is a Linde company, the leader within oxygenation technology for fish farming. Having worked within fish farming since the early days of this sector, Linde’s extensive experience and ongoing research and development allows BOC to deliver the latest technology and know-how to our customers.
Ongoing research and development has allowed us to develop a number of pioneering oxygenation technologies and solutions. Our SOLVOX® range has been designed to meet the needs of the aquaculture sector, providing advanced oxygenation options to farms of every type.
But every farm is unique, and every solution needs to be adapted to a local context.
That’s where Linde’s Innovation Centre for Aquaculture comes in. For over 20 years, we’ve been working with the fish farming community to develop new concepts and approaches that account for water quality, health issues and locality.
A 55-cubic-metre testing and demonstration tank is at the heart of this pioneering R&D and testing facility in Ålesund, Norway and it’s there that we observe how water quality conditions are affected by different oxygenation systems at different temperatures and salinities.
We simulate a healthy environment for any species and growth stage, conducting trials with seawater, freshwater and brackish water at temperatures ranging from 4°C to -30°C. This insight allows our experts to enhance the productivity of fish farming under any conditions.