Ro­botic net clean­ers get to work

Fish Farmer - - News -

NOR­WE­GIAN net cleaner com­pany Mithal is in the process of ful­fill­ing an or­der for two of its Remora ro­botic net clean­ers for Mowi at a Nor­we­gian farm.

After suc­cess­ful test­ing, Mithal, which won the in­no­va­tion award at the Aqua­cul­ture In­no­va­tion Europe sum­mit in Lon­don last Septem­ber, is hope­ful of tak­ing on or­ders for more farms.

An­other devel­op­ment came in Jan­uary when the com­pany signed with SINTEF, the in­de­pen­dent Nor­we­gian re­search in­sti­tute, for fur­ther in-depth tri­als.

Mithal founder Leiv Midthas­sel forsees one prob­lem in the devel­op­ment of the com­pany, how­ever.

‘The resur­gence in the Nor­we­gian oil and gas in­dus­try means that staff re­ten­tion is more dif­fi­cult than it once was, par­tic­u­larly with those people whose ex­pe­ri­ence was ini­tially in oil and gas be­fore mov­ing into aqua­cul­ture,’ he told Fish Farmer.

Left: Leiv Midthas­sel

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