Large Scale Offshore Artificial Reef


The client went to tender for an innovative offshore artificial reef (OAR) to be installed in deep water 3+ kms offshore.

SeaO2 conducted a global review of OAR designs and found those recently installed around Australia were some of the best. Determined to maximise biological outcomes SeaO2 asked the question: How could they be even better?

An iterative design process was undertaken with input from some of Austalia’s leading marine scientists, naval architects & engineers. The result is an OAR, or rather “constructed habitat”, with greater ability to promote marine biodiversity and enhance fishing opportunities than ever achieved before.

Just as importantly, the design is robust and economical to construct and deploy.

SeaO2 are proud to be delivering this project under SMC Marine.

Deployment is expected mid-2021. More updates to follow!