Great feeding capacity with AC 650
SalMar’s salmon farm in Halsa, mid Norway, has been using the new AC 650 Panorama feed barge since March 2015. We have got a very good AKVA group product – perfectly according to our requirements, says Kjell Ove Betten at SalMar.
The barge has a carrying capacity of 650 tons of salmon feed in 12 silos, and it will make the farming operations at the farm very efficient. In addition to a more economic and accurate feeding process, the AC 650 also has extra storage space, comfortable and functional crew quarters.
- It’s just great, says Kjell Ove Betten. He particularly likes the large silo capacity and that they now can feed 12 large cages at the site. - How many salmon do you feed at the Halsa site? - Two million, answers Betten.
We have a small crew working at this site, but only one is controlling the feeding process from the barge control room. SalMar has also done substantial business with AKVA group earlier this year, and this was one of the reasons
to do it again.
- We were confident with AKVA and knew they would deliver a quality product on time again, concludes Betten. And we preferred a big barge this time so we are well prepared for future expansions.
Facts about SalMar
Established on the island of Frøya, outside Trondheim in 1991. This is also where their head office and value added processing plant InnovarMar are today. Their products are sold worldwide.
SalMar is Norway’s third largest salmon farming company with several farms from mid Norway and northwards, totaling approx. 100 salmon licenses and 1000 employees. They also produce their own juveniles and salmon smolts.
Vision: Passion for salmon!
AC 650 Panorama
One of AKVA group’s largest feed barges with a feed storage capacity of 650 tons salmon feed and length overall of 37.5 meters. Crew cabins for 4-8 persons. Designed to handle 4.5 m significant wave height (8.5 m maximum wave height). AKVA group is the leading international aquaculture technology and service partner, with a wide range of feed barges suitable for all types of cage farms worldwide. They include feed systems, machine room with generators, mort silage tanks, control room, living quarters, safety equipment and everything else needed for efficient and full operational control of the fish farm.