German pilot news: Deployment of offshore Mussel-System next to the FINO3 platform
Deployment of offshore Mussel-System next to the FINO3 platform
Preparation has taken a full year, amidst delays caused by COVID19, a long permission procedure and bad weather, but the German Pilot team finally succeeded: the semi-submerged EasyFarm mussel cultivation system was deployed at its offshore location, next to the FINO3 platform.
The team reached the installation site at 7 am in the morning; the sky was blue, the sea perfectly calm, with waves below 0.5 m, and a light breeze was blowing from the east – such perfect weather conditions are not easy to find I the North Sea, 80 km away from the coast. “My colleague Julian Pforth and I can not believe that this big milestone is finally going be accomplished” said marine biologist and German project lead Eva Strothotte, arriving to the site, “The night was short, but totally worth it, with the prospects of a successful operation”.