Collaboration OOS SMF B.V. and Deltares

November 29th 2022

OOS SMF B.V. is in the final phase of the development of a semi-submersible mussel farm (SMF) for the cultivation of mussels in the North Sea and/or other offshore areas. In combination with offshore wind farms under development this offers many great opportunities and is fully aligned with the government’s wishes to use the offshore windfarm areas for multiple activities. Mussels are traditionally grown in sheltered waters such as the Oosterschelde in the Netherlands. However, the production of mussels in these areas is declining rapidly due to changing regulations and environmental/physical influences. Growing mussels at sea is therefore “The” solution to maintain and increase production and is also aligned with the current developments in the food transition, reducing CO2 emissions while creating a better and new environment for sea life.