- Suited for extreme marine conditions
- Our design and materials reduce peak loads
- Withstand constant low impact forces for a long period of time
- Reduces mooring system costs
Global aquaculture has to face some major challenges in the coming years. On the one hand it has to produce more fish to meet the rising needs of a growing world population, but on the other we are already reaching the limits of what the available locations can offer for new farms. Shifting farming into offshore regions is becoming a necessity, and new concepts, independent systems, and more robust technology is required to fuel this transition.
Competition for nearshore space, coupled with the strong demand for aquaculture products, has farmers looking for alternative sites. The obvious solution is to relocate farms into more offshore waters. However breeding fish in these more exposed conditions presents difficult new challenges. Cages, mooring systems and auxiliary equipment must cope with a relentlessly high-energy environment under extreme loading conditions associated with strong winds, currents and waves.
TfI’s mooring system is an enabling technology for offshore aquaculture. Our unique mooring systems can withstand high-energy and repeat wave loading, while maintaining the structural integrity of the cages and mooring equipment. We have developed a system that will allow cages to be deployed in the most exposed marine locations through the use of our load reducing, snatch load eliminating mooring tethers.
Our mooring components have been designed to keep floating structures secure, reduce breakages that occur through fatigue wear, and reduce overall cost through weight-saving and maintenance reduction measures.