25/02/14 New Oceanflex pens for Meridian Salmon
Work has now started on the installation of 14 new Fusion Marine circular fish farm pens for Meridian Salmon at their site on Yell, Shetland.
The 100m circumference Oceanflex pens will replace the existing containment system at the site, and are being supplied with sinker tubes and bird net support wheels. These heavy duty polyethylene pens are built on the security and safety of Fusion Marine’s proven three ring flotation system.
Nigel Fraser of Meridian Salmon said: “We like the Oceanflex system because of the excellent strength and durability of the pens. They have proven their worth on our other production sites and are ideal for salmon farming in the often harsh conditions found in the Northern Isles.”
Iain Forbes of Fusion Marine said: “We are delighted with this latest order from Meridian Salmon, which underlines our successful ongoing working relationship. Oceanflex is incredibly versatile and its popularity is reflected by its widespread use by the Scottish salmon farming sector.”
The Oceanflex system features 315mm diameter flotation pipes for pen sizes ranging from 60-150m in circumference.