BioAKVA saving freshwater in feed barges

AKVA group and Xylem Water Solutions Norway AS have developed a unique automated solution for biological treatment of wastewater aboard feed barges. With BioAKVA installed, it is possible to reduce the total fresh-water consumption by up to 75%, by cleaning and reusing gray water for non-potable purposes.
2015 bioakvaImage: A modular and flexible Bio Aqua concept.

BioAKVA is built in PE plastic and is a modular concept making it easy to customize the system to fit various feed barges. In addition to saving freshwater and reducing biological waste, there are many more advantages of investing in biological treatment of wastewater. 

The new feed barge delivered to the Norwegian salmon farming company Salaks AS, is the first in the world equipped with this concept, and Deputy General Manager,
Ken Rune Bekkeli is satisfied with the investment.

The new feed barge “Hjerttind” is a good investment for the future. It has state of the art facilities and it is equipped with the first biological wastewater treatment system of its kind. By investing in this tech-nology, we seek to meet future certification requirements at an early stage. While we grow with the industry, we are gearing up for the future, says Deputy Ken Rune Bekkeli and Operations Manager Kent Inge Bekkeli.

Installation of the BioAKVA system will also result in better financial performance, reducing costs and handling of freshwater and sewer, adds Odd Jan Haaland, Service & After-Sales Manager at AKVA group - Nordic. He further explains that AKVA group is experiencing an increased trend to focus on tech-nology aimed at improving the environmental profile of fish farmers along the Norwegian coast.

The increased interest in environmentally friendly solutions, such as biological handling of wastewater, testifies to a responsible industry focused on sustainability.

AKVA group develops technology aimed at solving current and future challenges. Environmental and bio-security challenges are key drivers in all our R&D projects. In order to remain the preferred partner to the aquaculture industry, we must ensure that we also meet these demands, concludes Haaland.