Fresh Water Flows: DESMI Pumps Contribute to Optimal Aquaculture Environment
+30 pumps have been installed in the recently constructed production hall at Sashimi Royal in Hanstholm, Denmark, where Yellowtail Kingfish are cultivated in 24 tanks.
More than 100 m3 of water is pumped in from the North Sea every hour to create the perfect conditions for these luxurious Kingfish.
A variety of pumps from DESMI, including some NSLH350-310 models with a back-pull-out design for easy maintenance without needing to alter or remove pipes or couplings, have been provided.
These pumps, playing a key role in production, are used for various functions including recirculation from degassers and contribute to creating an ideal aquaculture environment.
The impressive building named "Juvenile," housing all the pumps, is a new structure aimed at ensuring even more Yellowtail Kingfish enter the market.
The building itself and all its technology have been designed and developed by Nordic Aquafarms Technology for Sashimi Royal. When asked about the collaboration with DESMI and why DESMI's pumps were chosen for their new building and operations, there is no doubt that it stems from a strong partnership and sound guidance to secure the best pumps for operations.
Mikkel K. Thomsen, CEO of Nordic Aquafarms Technology ApS, states: "Dedication to a strong collaboration has been present throughout. DESMI has always shown great openness and willingness to provide the right and best pumps. The pumps have been specified according to our desires. Price and energy efficiency are natural parameters when selecting a pump supplier, and of course, we've focused on those, but with DESMI, we've received more than just that. We have obtained pumps capable of handling the capacities we expect and a skilled partner we hope to work with for many years."
All the pumps, numerous in quantity, have been delivered in cast iron, but with an extra coating to withstand the saltwater that needs to be pumped into the many tanks. This coating also contributes to achieving even better efficiency.
"It's extremely important that the pumps can handle saltwater, and saltwater that is 22-24 degrees Celsius, precisely what Kingfish require," says Mikkel.
"The collaboration has been almost seamless," Mikkel says with a twinkle in his eye. "There have been a couple of delays along the way that were unfortunately quite unfortunate and affected our timeline, but despite that, we managed to resolve everything and have achieved a factory and pump installation that we are very satisfied with."
Facts about Sashimi Royal:
Nordic Aquafarms was established in 2014 with the goal of being a leading player in land-based aquaculture with production close to major markets. Nordic Aquafarms has operations in Norway, Denmark, and the USA, including Sashimi Royal in Hanstholm, Denmark. The company's headquarters are in Fredrikstad, Norway.
Some of the tanks at Hanstholm with Yellowtail Kingfish.
Sashimi Royal aqua farm in Hanstholm, Denmark.
A variety of pumps from DESMI, including some NSLH models.
A closer look on the NSLH models.