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Economic importance of aquaculture supply chain companies highlighted to Argyll & Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara
Argyll & Bute MP Brendan O’Hara saw at first hand today (14 February) the economic importance of aquaculture supply chain companies to Scotland’s West coast economy when he visited Fusion Marine’s new office premises near Oban. Employing 18 people locally, Fusion Marine has secured many significant orders in recent years from Scottish salmon companies to supply fish farm pens and associated equipment, which are constructed at its manufacturing base at Barcaldine. Recently, Fusion Marine moved its administration facility into new modern office premises at Malin House at the European Marine Science Park in Dunstaffnage, enabling the company to benefit from the synergies created by being [...]
Fusion Marine, the Barcaldine-based business that manufactures state-of-the-art fish farming equipment, has secured a new contract from Scottish Sea Farms worth over £1m. Work is already underway on the new contract which will see Fusion Marine supply Scottish Sea Farms, one of the country’s leading producers of responsibly farmed salmon, with 21 100mt fish pens from its Triton 450 range, along with associated equipment. Specially developed by Fusion Marine to meet the demanding tidal and weather conditions experienced at more exposed locations, the Triton 450 fish pens are destined for two of Scottish Sea Farms’ Shetland-based sites – Teisti Geo and Dury – where their [...]
Fusion Marine has launched a new website to highlight its quality range of fish farm pens and other associated equipment for the global aquaculture sector. The website features a modern design and is on a platform that is user-friendly for computers, laptops, tablets and mobiles. It also features a number of videos showing Fusion Marine equipment in action and provides listings and technical specifications for much of its product range.
The following article (which has been abridged) appeared in the Press & Journal on 29 November 2017 Business is booming at the European Marine Science Park (EMSP) near Oban with the arrival of two companies. Aquaculture firm Fusion Marine and ALIenergy (Argyll, Lomond and the Isles Energy) have moved into the park’s Malin House. They join 10 other businesses, including micro-algae technology specialist Xanthella, which is expanding into new laboratory facilities. The arrival of more new tenants at Malin House, which opened in 2014, sees the number of employees based in the building increase to more than 30. Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) [...]
Good containment is not just about purchasing the best possible equipment, but also ensuring that it is well maintained and regularly upgraded whenever required, says fish pen manufacturer Fusion Marine. The Argyll-based company has been busy supplying salmon pens and other equipment to several Scottish and Irish farm sites over the past year, including ‘upcycling’ projects using material from redundant pens to construct new modernised ones. The pen recycling involves reusing the flotation rings from older two-ring pens for the manufacture of new three-ring Triton 400 pens, which have a larger circumference. All the other materials are recycled. Such upgrade and refurbishment work is proving [...]
A recent article in the Press & Journal newspaper has highlighted the pioneering work of John and Nikki Holmyard in setting up their new mussel farm in Devon. Fusion Marine is delighted to be working closely with the Holmyards in the design and manufacture of innovative new mussel floats for the farm. The farm is developing in what will be the UK’s first large-scale offshore mussel farm. According to the article, Offshore Shellfish Ltd (OSL) is aiming to tap into the European continental market for premium mussels.
As the company continues to grow, Fusion Marine is moving its administration office from Barcaldine to new modern facilities at Malin House at the European Science Park in Dunbeg. The move will enable Fusion Marine to benefit from the synergies created by being part of the cluster of scientific expertise at Dunbeg, aiding in aquaculture research and development programmes. It will also enable Fusion Marine to share their expertise in aquaculture equipment systems with the marine scientific community. Fusion Marine will continue its manufacturing operation at Barcaldine and is currently in the process of recruiting for an additional two staff for that site. Moving the [...]
One of Scotland’s rarest breeding ducks looks set to benefit from specially constructed floating nesting rafts manufactured by Fusion Marine. In the UK, common scoters (Melanitta nigra) breed in only a handful of freshwater lochs in the northern Highlands and it is hoped that the supply of these two nesting rafts will provide safe new breeding sites for this scarce and declining duck species. The common scoter is on the Red List as a bird of high conservation concern, with only about 50 breeding pairs in the UK. Working with the RSPB and Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS), Fusion Marine designed and manufactured the 7m by [...]
Fusion Marine has secured a major £2 million order from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland for the supply of salmon pens and associated equipment for farm sites on Shetland. The contract for 38 Triton pens – the largest ever single order won by Fusion Marine – will ensure that Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is equipped with the latest containment technology for three of their farm sites on Shetland. Fusion Marine is currently investing in new staff and production equipment and this latest order will provide an additional boost to the Argyll based company as it continues to grow. The bulk of the contract (34 pens) is for sites [...]
The proven performance and reliability of Fusion Marine equipment in demanding offshore marine environments has resulted in Loch Duart Ltd placing a major order for Triton salmon pens for their exposed sea site at Lochmaddy, North Uist. The contract for 12 Triton 400mm 80m circumference pens and net support wheels follows on from a previous order in 2014 for Oceanflex 315mm 80m pens for the company’s Oldany site in Sutherland. According to Mark Warrington, Loch Duart director of operations, it was the excellent performance of this equipment which led to this latest order for North Uist. “Once again, Loch Duart chose Fusion Marine based on [...]