Innovative solutions applied for a 10 cages farm delivery

Follonica (Tuscany-Italy) March 2019: Italian fish farming group expands with 10 Refa Med cages.

In this facility we have successfully applied new products and solutions:

  • Our latest H.T. composite ropes, substituting the conventional Polysteel / Danline mooring ropes of 52 mm Ø with equivalent strength of 42 mm H.T. composite.
    • Reduced resistance to marine forces.
    • Lower fouling.
    • Greatly improved abrasion and UV resistance.
  • Refa Ray twin-blade, high tensile steel anchor, with the benefits of:
    • Ease of installation:  <50% weight/holding power ratio, compared to standard drag-embedment anchors.
    • Assurance of immediate sediment penetration and holding power when applying pull on the anchor’s chain lines.
  • Introduced the redesigned version of our triangular 315 mm cage bracket to:
    • Optimise seaworthiness combining balanced cage shape retention and
    • Lenient access by husbandry operators.