Largest salmon pens installed at Mowi Scotland site

Published on
June 2, 2021

Mowi Scotland’s first 160-meter pen installation at Loch Seaforth Isle of Harris has been delivered, with 10 pens now secured on site, Norwegian aquaculture equipment and services supplier AKVA Group has confirmed.

“The installation of 160-meter pens – the largest pens now used in Scotland – are important as we look to raise salmon at exposed locations that offer excellent growing conditions but also offer increasing weather challenges from storms,” Mowi Scotland Seaforth Site Manager Don MacLeod said. “The transfer of salmon into our Seaforth farm provided us a very short window of opportunity, so we are pleased to have worked alongside the experts at AKVA group to deliver and install the materials in time.”

In addition to the large pens, AKVA supplied the sites with two new mooring grids, bird nets, and fiberglass poles. It has also delivered two HDPE nets in partnership with net maker Tufropes.

“We see this a great endorsement of AKVA group and our products, our Polarcirkel pens and moorings, along with the support and knowledge we offer locally. We worked very closely with Mowi to deliver on time to what was a very tight schedule,” AKVA Group Scotland Pens, Nets, and Moorings Manager Frank Byrne said.

The new cage infrastructure will be combined with the existing AKVA barge already in service on one of Mowi Scotland’s largest production sites.

Photo courtesy of Arthur Campbell/AKVA Group

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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