Numan Haqqani, Mohsen Mohammed, Jasin Ayamon, Dana I. Almansoori, Mariam Khamis, Mohammed Alavi, Sharul Sham Dol
Deep sea fish farming or mariculture becomes very prospective business for countries surrounded by the sea. In the nearest future mariculture will grow to billion industry that can provide half of all seafood consumed in the world. Certain marine species and fish can be successfully farmed, so producing valuable items for local or international markets. The waste from the sustainable offshore mariculture will be drifted by the ocean currents and will not affect the local ecosystem and will not cause buildup or pollution, as what usually happens with inshore aquaculture. Since the farm will be located offshore in deep waters it is required that the farm to be operated without human interaction and be able to internally generate required amount of energy to remain self-sustaining for a considerable period of time. As the development stages for this project, first the feasibility study of the design of self-sustainable oilrig platform was performed. Then, a conceptual 3D design of the offshore fish farm was created. The oilrig platform will be integrated with the tidal, ocean, wind and solar energy generation systems. Structural integrity of the farm design considering the influence of ocean currents and waves was also studied.
Mariculture; Ocean energy; Offshore; Renewable Energy; Solar energy; Sustainable; Wind energy
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Numan Haqqani, Mohsen Mohammed, Jasin Ayamon, Dana I. Almansoori, Mariam Khamis, Mohammed Alavi, Sharul Sham Dol. (2022) Design of an Integrated Offshore Farm with Renewable Energy Technologies. International Journal of Renewable Energy Sources, 7, 26-33