18/02/15 Fusion Marine secures new orders from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland
Fusion Marine has won major salmon pen orders worth in excess of £1.25m from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland for farm sites in Orkney and Shetland. These latest orders are part of Cooke Aquaculture’s rolling programme of fish farm upgrades that will help sustain the economic development of the Northern Isles and support local jobs.
The orders for 18 Triton pens for sites in Shetland and 12 Oceanflex pens for Orkney will provide the company with the latest containment systems and help future-proof their farm operations.
Colin Blair, managing director of Cooke Aquaculture Scotland, said: “The Triton and Oceanflex pens are renowned for their strength, excellence of design and easy maintenance. We are especially delighted to have placed these orders with a Scottish company so as to maximise economic benefit.”
He added: “Secure containment is our highest priority and these pens have been ordered with this very much in mind.”
Manufactured from tough polyethylene (PE), Oceanflex pens are widely used by the Scottish salmon farming sector, while the Triton system is especially designed for exposed offshore locations. Both pen systems will be supplied with safety decking and other ancillary equipment.
Iain Forbes of Argyll-based Fusion Marine said: “These pens are manufactured using the latest cutting-edge technology and are designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Scottish salmon industry where stock security is of utmost importance.
“This order from Cooke Aquaculture underlines our close working relationship with the Scottish aquaculture sector and will help support local jobs by creating business for a number of downstream suppliers.”