New feed barge order from Iceland

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The Icelandic fish farming company Laxar Fiskeldi has chosen AKVA group as a supplier of an AC 650 Panorama. The feed barge will be put into operation at the company’s locations in eastern Iceland. 

The  feed barge is the second feed barge AKVA group delivers to Laxar Fiskeldi.

“Iceland is an exciting, up-and-coming market with great opportunities for further growth. With this delivery we are consolidating our leading position as a supplier of feed barges to Iceland,” says Hans-Øyvind Sagen, Sales Director Nordic in AKVA group, in a press release.

Laxar Fiskeldi has recently received an increased production license on the east coast of Iceland and is now heading for a production capacity up to 16,000 tonnes annually. Gunnar Gunnarsson is Production Manager in the company. Vast experience within the aquaculture industry provides him with perfect insight on the essential requirements for a feed barge.

“We need feed barges with superior safety, stability and durability. In addition, silo, silage and feeding capacity and functionality are key. Good equipment is a significant success factor for us to succeed, and AC 650 Panorama from AKVA group has the qualities we are looking for,” says Gunnarsson.

The barge has a large feeding capacity of 650 metric tons in 12 silos, has eight feeding lines with selector valves, options for AKVA Hybrid battery pack, and is delivered with a veterinary room, workshop, control room, wardrobe, cabin and more.

Laxar Fiskeldi is located close to AKVA group’s service station in Eskifjordur, and already has a delivery and service agreement with AKVA group for net equipment.

“It is a good foundation to further develop our collaboration in fish farming equipment. We look forward to following Laxar’s production and further growth,” said Sagen.

Laxar Fiskeldi operates two smolt facilities and one post-smolt facility in southern Iceland and operates a pen-based fish farming facility in Reyðarfjörður on the east part of Iceland. The head office is located in Eskifjörður.

AC 650 Panorama

  • Feed storage capacity: 650 metric tons (12 silos)
  • Silage: Up to 60 metric tons
  • Length/width (ex. platforms): 31,3 m/12 m
  • Dimensioned to withstand up to 4m significant wave height (Hs)
  • Modern living quarters, veterinary room and suitable accomodation for longer stays