Accredited Inspections

Akvaplan-niva is an accredited certification body, providing accredited inspection services.

Akvaplan-niva is an accredited certification body, providing accredited inspection services for aquaculture installations in accordance with Norway's technical requirements for fish farming installations (NYTEK). Starting in 2012, we offer certification services for aquaculture site surveys, construction, mooring analysis, and associated certifications. For international projects we can provide similar services.

Site Surveys

Akvaplan-niva performs aquaculture site surveys for certification and assists operators with understanding and meeting their regulatory requirements. Site surveys include expert evaluation and classification of an area based on local meteorology and oceanographic patterns, such as wind, current and wave conditions. Our experience is based on our work over the past 30 years with Norwegian standards for floating fish farms and Norwegian requirements for the design, dimensioning, construction, installation and operation.

Site Specific Construction Certificate

A construction certificate guarantees that the facility meets all of the technical requirements specified by the Norwegian NYTEK standard including the use of only approved installations or main components. Akvaplan-niva is certified to conduct construction surveys for the issuance of site specific construction certificates.

Akvaplan-niva in Action

Inspecting the aquaculture pens in Mørsvik fjord adjacent to Martnesvik in northern Norway. <span>Image by Lars Olav Sparboe</span>
Inspecting the aquaculture pens in Mørsvik fjord adjacent to Martnesvik in northern Norway. <span>Image by Lars Olav Sparboe</span>
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For More Information

Kristine Steffensen
krs@akvaplan.niva.no
Tromsø, Norway