JT ELECTRIC DELIVERS FEEDING BARGE TO MOWI SITE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS.
JT electric delivers feeding barge to exposed MOWI site in the Faroe Islands. JT electric has delivered a vessel design feeding barge that will be anchored in MOWI’s most exposed site in the Faroe Islands. The 75-metre-long barge has a capacity of 700-ton feed for salmon and 5-ton feed for lumpfish.
The feeding barge is equipped with a modern 8-Line Feeding System developed by JT electric that is fully automated and can feed both salmon and lumpfish through the same lines. With a fully automated feeding system and with underwater and above-the-surface cameras developed by JT electric, fish farmers can closely monitor everything from the shore. This means that the barge is unmanned so everything is set up to be remotely operated from shore.
“We wanted a safe and sustainable solution and to minimise the environmental impact for this new and exposed site, says Hans Jákup Mikkelsen, managing director for MOWI Faroe Islands.”
The barge will be powered through a 1.000m shore cable from land, making all operations onboard 100% electric with no emission and noise from generators onboard. To minimise noise pollution, all blowers for the feeding system onboard have been installed in soundproof cabinets.
“We take great pride in developing sustainable solutions for our customers, says Suni Justinussen, CEO at JT electric. “Our experience shows that advanced technology can both increase efficiency with healthy fish growth and ensure sustainability for fish farms.
“In addition to building the feeding barge, JT electric has supplied the camera system, feeding system, antenna system, sensors and shore cable solution to the exposed site. And despite COVID-19 restrictions bringing immense logistical challenges, the feeding barge was built in record-time and delivered according to the contract,” says Suni Justinussen.