Marine Harvest hatchery upgrade

The upgrade of Marine Harvest’s Cairndow Hatchery has been completed The upgrade of Marine Harvest’s Cairndow Hatchery has been completed

Fusion Marine has helped to upgrade part of Marine Harvest’s Cairndow Hatchery in a development project that was completed within a tight timescale so as to meet juvenile fish production requirements at the unit.

The project at the land-based hatchery involved the installation of a secondary filtration unit as part of the overall water intake filtration system. This required extensive work to be carried out to an existing 630mm large diameter polyethylene (PE) manifold to enable the redirection of intake water.
The modified system has enhanced the filtration efficiency of the hatchery, which uses water sourced from a nearby river and will benefit the health of the developing fish by ensuring exceptionally clean water.

The job was completed in two phases with the first involving alterations to the original 630mm manifold, which were required to be completed in time for the delivery of latest batch of salmon eggs at the end of last year.

Phase two involved connecting the new filter into the system in time for the eggs hatching and in preparation for first feed at the beginning of February 2015.

Fusion Marine engineers utilised ControlPoint’s innovative ‘BlueBox’ technology as part of the upgrade to securely close the large diameter 500mm and 630mm electrofusion joints on the pipework to ensure the strongest possible integrity of the whole system.

Owen Hutchins, Marine Harvest site manager, said: “The health of our young fish is a priority and this is why we were keen to enhance the filtration efficiency of the hatchery even further. The upgrade project went extremely well and was tailored to meet our new stock input deadlines.”

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority chooses Trackwell VMS

The Icelandic tech company Trackwell recently won an open tender to provide Vessel Monitoring System... Read more

Wet weather gear for fishing – three things to consider before buying

Good quality wet weather gear is a must-have for any fishing professional. But finding the best gea... Read more

Introducing the 662 heavy duty wet weather gear flotation bib and pants from Stormline

Good quality wet weather gear is essential when your job involves exposure to the elements, but if y... Read more

Offshore Mariculture Asia highlights the need for sustainable growth

Future generations will need to produce more with less. Read more

Offshore Mariculture Asia 2018 programme announced

Actions for investment and financing opportunities together with the day to day practicalities of ru... Read more

Winners of the 2018 Icelandic Fisheries Bursary Awards announced

Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, the Minister of Education, Science and Culture in Iceland announced the winners... Read more

View all