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GAEL FORCE GROUP AND FUSION MARINE The two companies have agreed and signed Heads of Terms which will see the established fish farm pen manufacturer Fusion Marine Ltd become part of the Gael Force Group. Effective deal completion date is scheduled for early April. Gael Force Group and Fusion Marine are jointly announcing today that they have agreed and signed Heads of Terms which will result in Gael Force’s acquisition of 75% of the outstanding share capital of the fish farm pen manufacturer. The deal, which is of an undisclosed value, is on course to conclude early April, following the completion of normal due diligence. [...]
The Islay Community Access Group is dedicated to creating a network of paths across the island for local people and visitors to enjoy. They have already made their mark, with the completion of the ‘Three Distilleries’ path and another route from Bruichladdich to Port Charlotte is at an advanced planning stage. To enhance the enjoyment of these paths, the access group has installed 23 benches made from recycled plastic and supplied by Oban based Fusion Marine. The benches are of the ‘Shuna’ type in Fusion Marine’s recycled plastic products range. According to Dr Patrick McGrann, chairman of the access group, the tough construction of the [...]
Fusion Marine has appointed Iain Macdonald as operations manager in a move that will enable the Argyll-based company to further develop and service its busy order book. A former merchant navy deck officer, Ian brings a wealth of experience to Fusion Marine, having most recently worked in Thailand where he was involved in oil & gas subsea construction work. Based at Fusion Marine’s manufacturing facility at Barcaldine, Iain is overseeing the fabrication of fish farm pens and a range of other equipment for the aquaculture and marine sectors. Stephen Divers, managing director of Fusion Marine, said: “We are delighted to welcome Iain to the team [...]
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 [...]