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Latest News from Fusion Marine

Rare duck set to benefit from Fusion Marine nesting rafts

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 [...]

May 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Pontoon|

Fusion Marine secures £2M order from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland

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 [...]

March 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Triton|

Proven performance results in new order for Fusion Marine salmon pens

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 [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Oceanflex|

New pontoon extension provides boost for local community

A new extension to a landing pontoon in Loch Fyne, Argyll, will boost the versatility of the facility and deliver further benefits to the local community of Strachur. The upgrade, which will provide additional mooring space, received valuable support from The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) who provided facilities at its nearby Cairndow base to enable the construction to be completed ashore above the high water mark. The original 81m long pontoon (now 83m) was supplied by Fusion Marine in December 2012 for the Strachur Bay Mooring Association (SBMA). But in a move to provide additional mooring options, SBMA recently contracted Fusion Marine to retro-fit a [...]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: News, Pontoon|

Upcycling of decommissioned salmon pens delivers access pontoons for Marine Harvest Scotland

Marine Harvest Scotland, working in partnership with Fusion Marine, has over the last four years recycled more than a kilometre of flotation pipe from old salmon pens for use in the construction of marine access pontoons for their farm sites. The recent delivery by Fusion Marine of a 121m pontoon for the Maclean’s Nose seawater production site at Kilchoan is the fourth pontoon manufactured for Marine Harvest Scotland in this way. Utilising material from pens decommissioned to make way for the new-generation Triton containment system, the upcycling process is environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Around 1.3km of salvaged polyethylene (HDPE) pipe weighing 22 tonnes has [...]

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: News, Pontoon|

Unique new flotation system for offshore mussel farm delivers optimum performance

A unique new mussel farm flotation system jointly developed by Offshore Shellfish Ltd and Fusion Marine Ltd for use in exposed sea sites is now in successful operation and already helping to produce high quality, fast growing mussels. Offshore Shellfish Ltd (OSL) is the first company in Europe to install a large scale, rope grown mussel farm in fully offshore conditions. Situated between 3 - 6 miles off the coast of South Devon in Lyme Bay, one of the key challenges for the farm was to develop a flotation system that could cope with the rigours of severe winter storms. With this mind, OSL managing [...]

May 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Offshore Mussel Float|

Scottish Sea Farms £900k order for new Fusion Marine salmon pens

A major £900,000 order from Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) for Fusion Marine salmon pens will ensure its new Westerbister site in Orkney is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art containment technology. The order for 16 Triton 450 pens and associated equipment reinforces the close working relationship between SSF and Fusion Marine, which stretches back more than 20 years. The new salmon farm at Westerbister has created six new jobs locally and provides a major boost for Argyll-based Fusion Marine. Richard Darbyshire, Orkney Regional Production Manager, SSF, said: “The Fusion Marine Triton pens are fully proven to withstand the harsh and relentless Orkney storms. We have previously [...]

May 4th, 2016|Categories: News, Triton|

New smolt transfer pontoon delivers real benefits for Cooke Aquaculture (Freshwater) Ltd

The completion of a smolt transfer pontoon for Cooke Aquaculture (Freshwater) Ltd for its new hatchery at Furnace, Loch Fyne, has brought significant benefits to the company with several successful fish transfers already completed. Fabricated and installed by Fusion Marine Ltd, the new 91m pontoon is being used for the transfer of smolts from the hatchery to wellboats for onward transport to Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s marine salmon farms in Orkney and Shetland. Cooke’s new £6m recirculation smolt production unit lies immediately adjacent to deepwater access in Loch Fyne, enabling large well boats to berth alongside the pontoon with ease. Transferring smolts directly via the fish [...]

April 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Pontoon|

Working for a sustainable future for Scottish aquaculture

Fusion Marine will be participating in the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre’s (SAIC) first annual event being held at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, on 18 November 2015. This will include the active involvement in a workshop session with MSc and PhD students in aquaculture and 'future leaders' from the industry.  During the session, they will consider the production targets set for 2020 and beyond and to discuss how they might be involved in addressing them in the future. The aim is to encourage this new up and coming generation of aquaculture industry and academics to establish worthwhile working relationships now. Fusion marine will also have a small [...]

March 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland invests in future with latest Fusion Marine order

Fusion Marine has secured a new order for fish farm pens from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland that has brought Cooke’s total investment in new equipment to almost £1m in the last eight months. This latest contract for four new Triton 400 pens and the refurbishment of three Oceanflex pens follows-on from a previous order in the summer of 2015 for 12 new Triton 450 pens and the upgrade of four Oceanflex pens. These new pen systems for sites on Unst and Yell in Shetland are supplied with safety decking and other ancillary equipment. This significant investment is part of Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s ongoing strategy to ensure [...]

February 9th, 2016|Categories: News, Triton|