Equipment supplier to become supply partner for two new site installations in 2020.
In a press release, Gael Force writes that they will supply complete turnkey solutions for two exposed sites at Invertote and Culnacnoc, off the coast of Skye, with a full range of established marine equipment, technology and supporting services for Organic Sea Harvest.
The equipment and technology will include SeaMate 350t feed barges and SeaFeed feeding systems, SeaQurePen fish pens, SeaQureMoor moorings, and underwater technology.
The two Highland based companies have been closely collaborating over the course of three years, sharing knowledge, experiences and expertise to ascertain the best and most suitable equipment specification for the challenging site conditions.
Speaking after the two companies signed the deal worth in excess of GBP 4 million, Gael Force Group Sales Director Jamie Young said: “We have taken the time to understand Organic Sea Harvest’s needs and challenges for many months now and as a result, we have become very attuned to their objectives. This has given both parties the complete confidence that we can be a key supply partner in helping Organic Sea Harvest to achieve the best possible results on their new farms.”
“Throughout our discussions with the team from Organic Sea Harvest it has also been very clear to us how much they value the importance of working with a local supply partner. For our employees and the local communities in which we are present across Scotland this is terrific news,” he added.
Organic Sea Harvest Director Alex MacInnes said: “It means a huge amount to us that we have been able to source the highest quality of equipment and competence at competitive prices locally, and also, that we will be partnering with a Highlands and Islands based supplier who has shown the enthusiasm and motivation to grow with us and help us in our objective to support the local community of Staffin.”
Organic Sea Harvest’s two sites are due to be stocked in the Spring and Autumn of 2020.