Johnson Marine order net cleaning robots

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Scottish aquaculture vessel company Johnson Marine has placed an order to purchase two Racemaster net cleaning robot systems from MPI (Multi Pump Innovation).

In a press release MPI, a manufacturer of net cleaning systems for the aquaculture industry, said that the latest order for two latest Racemaster 3.0. units come in addition to two units that the Shetland-based Johnson Marine acquired in August 2018, bringing its total fleet of Racemaster net cleaning robots to four.

MPI has not disclosed the value of the contracts.

“There is nothing better than having renowned aquaculture service players returning to place additional orders. It confirms that our net cleaning robot lives up to Johnson Marine and their clients’ expectations and strict requirements for reliability, operating cost and cleaning ability,” says Kåre Myrvåg, CEO of MPI.

Last year, service vessel companies GripShip and Johnson Marine combined their wellboat businesses through a jointly held parent company called AquaShip. Johnson Marine also operates nine wellboats and seven aquaculture service vessels all over Europe.

“Johnson Marine, which is now part of the newly merged company Aquaship A/S, is delighted with the performance of the new Racemaster cleaners. We now have net cleaning operations in Shetland, Scotland, Iceland, Spain, and Croatia,” said Dean Johnson, Operations Director at Johnson Marine.