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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]