The highest capacity thermolicer in the world, the “Camilla Eslea”, is now in active service.
On Monday, Mowi announced that the 35 metres long vessel is now fully operational, and serving on sea farms in Scotland.
“Camilla Eslea” was built in Holland by Nauplius Workboats and will be operated by Inverlussa Marine Services.
The vessel is equipped with the latest technology for salmon sea lice management from ScaleAQ. Filtration is provided by Smir by way of twin Hydrofilters along with secondary belt filtration.
Sean Anderson, Deputy Production Director explained, “Everything about the Camilla Eslea is bigger and better. It’s not just the scale of the vessel, which means we can treat more pens more quickly, it’s the level of sophisticated technology incorporated onboard that is transforming our ability to efficiently delouse the salmon in our care.
“For example, there is a high capacity vacuum pumping system which is installed below deck. This helps to create an optimal environment for treating the salmon as it means that the fish handling is very gentle which reduces potential stress for the fish.
“It is also fitted with diesel electric propulsion which also powers the system. It features a heat recovery system on the ship’s engines which is used to help heat the water required for the thermolicer. This means that the vessel uses less energy, significantly reducing CO2 emissions.
“It is an extremely welcome addition and complements the myriad of ways we effectively manage sea lice, including cleanerfish and freshwater treatments.”