MOWI BUYS FIVE NEW FEED BARGES
Mowi buys five new feed barges. An agreement has been signed between ScaleAQ and Mowi for the supply of five new feed barges for Norway.The barges are of the Sea Farm Feeder type with a storage capacity of 500 tons of feed.
The barges will be delivered within 2020 and distributed between the regions of Northern, Central, and Southern Norway.
Erik Mjøs, the purchasing manager at Mowi ASA stated: “The combination of good technical solutions and compliance with our needs meant that the choice fell on ScaleAQ”.
Barges are one of ScaleAQ’s most important focal points and the company uses its extensive experience and knowledge from within the industry to create the optimum product.
“We are delighted that Mowi has chosen us”, says Tor Henrik Haavik Sales Director at ScaleAQ.
According to Haavik, ScaleAQ has always focused on achieving the customer’s wishes and therefore the development and project department at ScaleAQ puts a great deal of effort into the design and build quality of the barges.
Haavik went on to say: “The fact that Mowi chooses us shows that we are able to fulfil the customer’s requirements regardless of the type, technical solution, HS requirements and the desired load capacity”.
All barges will come equipped with FeedStation 2.0. This is a ‘Ground-Breaking’ approach to feeding systems being developed in line with ScaleAQ’s philosophy of openness and data sharing. Built on the HTML5 platform with integrated functionality for remote feeding without the use of additional software.
“Our well-developed APIs ensure that communication with third-party programs and management systems are both secure and stable,” says Haavik.
The barges also come equipped with the ‘Barge Control System’. This allows for the monitoring and control of many other systems on board the barge from land.
Many choices for the customer
Mowi has selected a bespoke silage system of which Scale was able to facilitate. This comprises of GRP tanks, ScaleAQ’s internally developed ‘grinder’ and a storage capacity of 86m3.
Built for HS4, all barges have recessed selector valves on deck which are shielded from direct weather, functional veterinary rooms, large personal lockers, a workshop, and office facilities.
The Seafarm Feeder 500 that Mowi has selected comes in at a size of 37 meters by 11.2 meters and is built to minimize its maintenance requirements
“Mowi thus receives a spacious workplace that can be used for many years”, concludes Haavik.