Bakkafrost launches new 75-meter-long feed barge

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A new high technology feed barge has arrived at Gøtuvík, in the north-east of The Faroe Islands. 

“With this new feed barge, we have got a modern ship, which has all the necessary equipment and technology. We now have two farming sites at Gøtuvík, and thus it is necessary to make investments in equipment, which meets the requirements that modern salmon farming sets. The new feed barge is also very suitable for this area, as the weather at Gøtuvík can be a challenge,” says Oddvald Olsen, Farming Manager, in a press release.

The feed barge has been named “Ranghamar”. “Ranghamar” is 75 meters long and has a capacity of 700 tons of salmon feed and five tons of feed for lumpfish. It is equipped with an automatic feeding system, which can feed both salmon and lumpfish through the same feeding line.

The system is remote controlled and has a camera system with surface cameras as well as underwater cameras, whereby the farmers can follow the feeding on their TV-screens at the farming station.

JT Electric has supplied all the technology aboard.