Tak­ing farm tech­nol­ogy to new level

Fish Farmer - - Testing The Water -

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

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