GroAqua delivers 1,000-ton feeding barge to Mowi

Editorial Staff

Aquaculture technology supplier GroAqua has delivered a feeding barge with a capacity of 1,000 tons to Norwegian salmon farming giant, Mowi.

The new barge will be utilized at one of MOWI’s salmon farming sites in the Faroe Islands.

The 39 by 13 meter barge features 16 feeding lines, allowing it to feed the entire farming site simultaneously with one line per cage. Designed for high-energy sites, the barge is set up for remote operations and can handle significant wave heights up to HS 5.5.

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Ólavur Thomsen, barge project manager at GroAqua, highlighted the importance of close cooperation with Mowi throughout the 11-month project.

“We have been working closely with Mowi since the beginning of the project 11 months ago. Close cooperation with the customer is key to a successful delivery such as this one, and our goal is always to deliver our projects on time. Even though the time frame for designing and building this project was tight, we delivered the barge on time according to the contract,” said Thomsen.

Mowi emphasized the need to minimize environmental impact, resulting in a barge that runs on shore power and features equipment designed to reduce noise pollution, keeping the nearby surroundings undisturbed.

The barge was constructed in Poland by GroAqua’s barge building division.

GroAqua operates divisions in the Faroe Islands, Norway, Scotland, Poland, and Denmark, focusing on developing and manufacturing innovative technology and IT systems for the fish farming industry.


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