Pens and central pontoon for freshwater farm site delivers benefits
The supply of eight Fusion Marine Aquaflex 250 pens along with central pontoon walkway for The Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) freshwater site at Loch Langavat on Harris has illustrated the advantages offered by such installations.
The system replaces SSC’s existing 12m steel square pens at the site, and according to Freshwater Manager DJ Macleod, the operational personnel have been impressed by both the pens and the pontoon.
“The site manager and other personnel have over 20 years’ experience working with steel square pens, so it was quite a change to adapt to circular plastic pens and central pontoon,” he said. “However, they are all now total converts and they have been particularly impressed with the manner in which the system easily copes with bad weather.
“The actual installation was quite tricky as the pens and pontoon had to be assembled in a very tight area next to a public road, but the Fusion Marine engineers did a brilliant job and quickly completed the project.”
Iain Forbes of Fusion Marine said: “The Fusion Marine and Scottish Salmon Company teams worked extremely well together to assemble the system in a very space restricted working environment. We are delighted with the overall installation and the close working relationship we have with SSC.”
The 40m Aquaflex pens are made from strong polyethylene that provides real durability and longevity, as well as ensuring maximum security for the stock. The modular decking eliminates trip hazards but retains the overall flexibility of the pens. The 75m x 2.2m pontoon also offers excellent strength and provides a convenient working platform for personnel.