Taking farm technology to new level
A ‘best-in-class’ farm design proposed for Arran takes existing and new technology and brings it all together in one farm for the first time, said Gael Force’s sales director, Jamie Young.
The farm will support the Scottish Salmon Company with its fish health and welfare, and environmental sustainability aims. Gael Force has been lending its knowledge and support to SSC throughout their project planning and consultations with the public.
The farm, which will see two sets of 10 Gael Force Fusion pens, each of 120m circumference, will be fed by a single ‘SeaFarm’ steel barge.
The specially designed pens will further reduce the site’s environmental footprint. As part of the barge design, a fish welfare improvement space will allow for non-medicinal treatments.
This particular barge is designed with a 600 tonne feed capacity and also includes a number of key automated features.
The whole farm is designed by Gael Force and involves multiple individual projects, all tailored to the Scottish Salmon Company’s specific needs.
Young said the farm design, which is fully capable of operating securely in higher energy sites, can be adapted to suit other locations and customers.
Gael Force will be exhibiting at Aqua Nor this August and is expected to make a world launch of its latest fish pen design at the show.
Left and above: Scottish Salmon Company staff and supply chain partners meet the public at Brodick public hall on Arran