Fish Farmer

SSF signs Fusion deal


A £900,000 order from Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) for Fusion Marine salmon pens will ensure its new Westerbist­er site in Orkney is equipped with stateof-the-art containmen­t technology.

The order for 16 Triton 450 pens and associated equipment reinforces the close working relationsh­ip between SSF and Fusion Marine, which stretches back more than 20 years.

The new salmon farm at Westerbist­er has created six new jobs locally and provides a major boost for Argyll based Fusion Marine.

Richard Darbyshire, Orkney regional production manager of SSF, said: ‘The Fusion Marine Triton pens are fully proven to withstand the harsh and relentless Orkney storms.

‘We have previously worked with Fusion on our Wyre and Eday projects and we have been impressed with their profession­alism and workmanshi­p.

‘As we strive to try and further expand our farming activity in Orkney we will continue to invest with local suppliers.

‘This latest order brings almost £1 million of spend to the Scottish economy, supporting jobs and enhancing local economic benefits during the constructi­on phase.’

The Triton pen system has been specially developed by Fusion Marine to meet the harsh demanding conditions found in exposed, open sea fish farming locations.

Made from tough polyethyle­ne, the 100m circumfere­nce pens are constructe­d utilising highly advanced, quality assured jointing techniques.

Iain Forbes, director of Fusion Marine, said: ‘We always strive to work closely with salmon producers in developing fish containmen­t systems that meet their requiremen­ts, and Triton is a great example of such co-operation.

‘We also take great pride in our after-sales support, where we continuall­y liaise with customers to ensure the most efficient operation of their equipment.

‘This latest order from Scottish Sea Farms helps ensure job security at our manufactur­ing base and underlines the importance of fish farming in supporting our rural economy.’

The new fish farm system will be delivered to the Westerbist­er site later this year.

 ??  ?? Above: Fusion’s Iain Forbes with Richard Darbyshire of Scottish Sea Farms
Above: Fusion’s Iain Forbes with Richard Darbyshire of Scottish Sea Farms

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