SINTEF's area of expertise includes knowledge about how to detect loads on and movements of marine structures, forces on containment and anchoring systems, as well as knowledge about suitable structural materials. The field of expertise is not limited to conventional net-pen structures, but also includes closed and semi-closed solutions, as well as kelp facilities/vessels and large steel structures for use at exposed locations.
The aquaculture industry operates at locations with demanding environmental conditions. Structures must be designed to withstand the loads and be safe for both humans and fish. SINTEF Ocean has world-leading expertise in the study of marine structures within topics such as hydrodynamics and response, structural engineering and structural integrity.