Happy salmon, happy customer

At a length of 430 metres and width of 54 metres, Havfarm has been described as the world’s largest ’ship’. Havfarm (’Ocean farm’) will be able to contain 10,000 tons of salmon or about two million happy fish. Jotun was selected to supply all protective coatings for the project; about 500,000 litres in total.


The Havfarm structure is designed to withstand wave heights of up to 10 metres and can be raised by four metres during inclement weather. The ocean farm itself will extend ten metres below sea level. The steel frame construction holds six cages measuring 50 by 50 metres on the surface, with aquaculture nets going to a depth of 60 metres. Fabrication of Havfarm was completed at CIMC Raffles in Yantai, China. Jotun was selected to supply all protective coatings for the project; about 500,000 litres in total. Coatings systems include Penguard Universal 250umX3; Chemflake Special 600umX2 and Tankguard DW 200umX2.