Fusion Marine has secured an order for 14 Triton 400 farm pens for The Scottish Salmon Company’s newest site at Sgeir Dughall, Loch Torridon, Scotland.
Worth approximately £600k, the order brings to nearly £1m the total value of contracts with The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) over recent months, as the salmon company expands its operations on the West Coast of Scotland.
Developed to meet the demanding conditions found in open sea fish farm sites, the Triton 400 pens were chosen for their strength and durability, providing the highest possible levels of stock containment, as well as a safe and stable working platform for the fish farm operatives. Once completed, the pens will be towed to Sgeir Dughall from Fusion’s Marine’s manufacturing base at Barcaldine near Oban, Argyll.
The order follows several other projects carried out as part of SSC’s rolling programme to modernise and upgrade its farm sites, including the successful delivery of 10 Oceanflex salmon pens to the SSC site at Aird, Torridon and a refurbishment project on Mull. Fusion Marine is also supporting the build of SSC’s new harvesting station on Harris with the supply and construction of an innovative fish transfer pontoon
Iain Forbes is a director of Fusion Marine, which employs 16 people locally.
He said: “We are delighted to have won this order from the Scottish Salmon Company. Over the years we have developed an incredibly strong working relationship with SSC that has benefited both companies, and which has enabled us to develop high quality fish farm systems that meet the demanding requirements of the Scottish salmon industry.
“SSC’s commitment to supporting Scottish suppliers such as ourselves brings immense benefits to local communities, and underlines the important economic role of the farmed salmon sector.”
Fusion Marine has a long-standing relationship with the Scottish Salmon Company and its predecessor companies that goes back almost 20 years.
Stewart McLelland, CEO of The Scottish Salmon Company added: “We are committed to sustainability and environmental excellence and working with Fusion Marine we have access to the best possible aquaculture equipment that meets the demanding requirements of our sector. As near neighbours we are also able to work closely together to develop innovative solutions and ensure the successful completion of projects, which is good for local jobs and tremendous for the reputation of Scottish salmon farming worldwide.”