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650 ton feed barge from AKVA group

AKVA group ASA recently signed a contract for delivery of an AC650 Panorama feed barge to Bremnes Seashore AS in Norway. This is the world’s largest steel feed barge of its kind, with a holding capacity of 650 tons and 5 parallel feed lines.
06.11.2012
panorama650AKVA group ASA recently signed a contract for delivery of an AC650 Panorama feed barge to Bremnes Seashore AS in Norway. This is the world’s largest steel feed barge of its kind, with a holding capacity of 650 tons and 5 parallel feed lines.

Great design and modern facilities are some of the main features of this barge. It is equipped with a large crane, remote controlled silo hatches, Akvasmart CCS 90mm feed system and a 60m3 mort silage system. The barge will be located west of Bømlo on the southwest coast. The site has a capacity of 3120 tons of standing biomass which results in up to 30-35 tons of feed per day.

Today Bremnes Seashore runs 3 smolt production facilities and 20 cage farming sites on the westcoast of Norway. The last eight years Bremnes Seashore has experienced a production increase from 10.000 to approximately 30.000 tons. Most of this production increase comes from exposed sites.

“In the future we see a need for larger scale and more exposed sites than the ones we are operating today. To meet those needs we require feed barges equipped and capable to handle these conditions. When we chose the AC650 Panorama barge and AKVA group as the supplier, design, feed storage capacity, feed system performance and flexible silage solutions were the definite deal makers.” Says Jørn-Rune Bruun, Regional Manager at Bremnes Seashore.

“We‘ve had a close cooperation with Bremnes Seashore for many years, and we see this new contract as a vote of confidence on our partnership and AKVA's long track record with Bremnes. This contract also includes an optional delivery of a similar barge early fall of 2013” says Stig Martin Bø, Sales Manager at AKVA group.

AKVA group has delivered more than 260 feed barges to locations all over the world. Several decades of experience has made AKVA group a qualified partner and supplier of reliable and cost efficient feed barges.


Renate Hjørnevik
Sr. Marketing Coordinator

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