New barges to Scotland
AKVA group Scotland secures 2 new barge contracts with Marine Harvest Scotland.Image: AC 450 Panorama Feed Barge.
MHS and AGS recently agreed on the delivery of 2 new barges to Scotland in 2015. The barges are the AC 450 Panorama and AM 320 Comfort.
AKVA steel barges are designed to withstand the rough Scottish conditions (some barges up to 6m significant wave heights). Some other advantages of steel are easy disinfection if required, recyclable and low carbon footprint.
The barges can carry 450 and 320 tons of feed with eight and six line feed systems respectively to ensure feeding and fish performance is optimised. The barges also provide a safe and comfortable working environment with full overview and control of all the systems. The latest feeding and integrated feedback monitoring technology can now be monitored and controlled remotely from a shore base using the AKVAconnect software platform.
AKVA barges are covered by a 5-year limited paint warranty and these barges were given added protection with a metallised finish. Other features of the barges include automated silo hatches internal camera monitoring, custom designed control room, wet and dry labs, cranes and mort silage handling system
AM 320 Comfort Feed Barge.
AKVA group Scotland continue to develop their existing Scottish service team, employing around 50 people mostly based in Inverness but also in Argyll and the Western Isles.
AKVA group is a leading technology and service partner to the aqua-culture industry worldwide, offering both Cage- and Land Based Farming aquaculture operations with complete technical solutions.