Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Latest contract awards come on the back of a year in which Scottish Sea Farms spent a record GBP113m across 676 local suppliers.

New salmon farm delivers GBP 3m windfall for Scottish businesses

Click on the flag for more information about United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 09:10 (GMT + 9)

Leading salmon farmer Scottish Sea Farms is to spend over GBP 3 million with suppliers throughout Scotland as it prepares to open its forthcoming new salmon farm off Lober Rock in the Scapa Flow, Orkney.

The new farm, which is due to go live in autumn 2019, will see a total infrastructure investment of GBP 3.3 million, over 90 per cent of which will be spent with Scottish businesses, bringing a welcome jobs boost. 

The newly-awarded contracts include: 

  • GBP 1.74 million with the Gael Force Group in Inverness to build a 200t steel feed barge – the first to be built at the former Corpach Boatyard in Fort William – along with moorings, 12 x 80m salmon pens, underwater cameras and environmental monitoring technology;
  • GBP 665k with Macduff Shipyards in Aberdeenshire to build a 14m catamaran workboat;
  • GBP 324k with W&J Knox in Ayrshire including Seal Pro netting systems to help keep local marine life and salmon stocks safely apart, and maintain Scottish Sea Farms’ record of no seal shootings in Orkney for over three years;
  • GBP 106k with Leask Marine in Orkney to secure the moorings, barge and pens.

Scottish Sea Farms’ Managing Director Jim Gallagher said: “These orders will equip our new farm with the latest technologies, ensuring we’re Scottish Technical Standard 2020 compliant and giving our salmon the very best environment in which to grow. We’ve worked with several of these suppliers for many years now as part of our long-standing policy of buying Scottish wherever possible and know their products to be tried and tested with regards to withstanding Orkney marine conditions.”

The new salmon farm is set to benefit non-aquaculture businesses too. Scottish Sea Farms’ Regional Production Manager for Orkney Richard Darbyshire explains: “Not only will we be working with local suppliers to the sector, but our salmon pens will be constructed by Gael Force Fusion on the remote island of Sanday, generating spend on everything from hauliers, ferry travel and accommodation at the nearby Kettletoft Hotel, to generators, welfare units and sundries for as much as three months or more.” 

In addition to generating revenue for Scottish businesses and service providers, the new farm will create six new full-time roles and lead to further job creation across the supply chain. Gael Force Group founder and Managing Director Stewart Graham says: “As part of a planned increase of 10 new employees in Lochaber, we have already advertised six newly-created fabricator roles as a direct result of the barge being built at Gael Force Boatbuilding in Corpach, and we are also increasing our workforce with multiple new roles at our pen-building facility, Gael Force Fusion in Oban.”

   

Managing Director of Leask Marine Douglas Leask adds: “This latest expansion is great news, both for Scottish Sea Farms and locally. It secures steady employment for our specialist dive teams, increases opportunities for one of our larger vessels operating in Orkney waters and, in turn, will bring additional onward spend in our local communities.” 

These latest contract awards come on the back of a year in which Scottish Sea Farms spent a record GBP 113 million across 676 local suppliers – GBP 33 million of which was investment in its new RAS smolt hatchery at Barcaldine – equating to 75 per cent of total supplier spend in 2018, with plans to invest a further GBP 25 million in capital infrastructure projects over the next 12 months.  

It’s estimated that Scotland’s salmon farmers combined spend in excess of GBP 595 million annually procuring goods and services from Scottish suppliers

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
May 21, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
The first quarter shows an increase in exports of Alaska pollock surimi from the US
Viet Nam
May 20, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
Ninh Thuận a boom town for quality shrimp fry production
Norway
May 20, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Strong increase in the volume of exports of frozen salmon
European Union
May 20, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Approved the new protocol of the fishing agreement between the EU and Cape Verde
Chile
May 20, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Exports of coho (Pacific) salmon frozen to Japan grew 6% year-on-yea
Iceland
May 20, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Biolorrusia is the main destination of the Capelin exported by Iceland during the first quarter of 2019
Viet Nam
May 20, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Fisheries exports forecast to pick up after listless first quarter
Worldwide
May 20, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
Aquaculture Vaccines Market Value to Hit $290 Million by 2025
Netherlands
May 20, 21:00 (GMT + 9):
Food equipment demand drives Marel to seek Amsterdam listing
Argentina
May 18, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Shrimp season will begin in mid-June
United States
May 18, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
Washington state and Norway agree to cooperate in maritime technology innovation
Japan
May 17, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Mitsui to acquire 35pc stake in Vietnamese shrimp producer Minh Phu
Argentina
May 17, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Inidep initiates hake stock evaluation in Argentine-Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone
Worldwide
May 17, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
Weekly movements of fishmeal and fish oil (Norway, China, Peru)
Chile
May 17, 21:40 (GMT + 9):
Senate approves end to automatic renewal of industrial fishing licenses



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Shrimp season will begin in mid-June
Argentina The entire shrimp fleet will be able to operate in argentinean waters, within the Permanent Hake Closure Zone, between June 14 and 15. That is the date that a priori authorities handle, as Pescare.com...
Malvinas (Falkland): National Government will not advance in the creation of a regional organization of fisheries management
Argentina The steps taken by Governor Rosana Bertone along with national legislators in defense of the Argentine sovereignty over Malvinas gave positive results, and forced Chancellor Jorge Faurie to admit befo...
A European project aims to develop a sustainable food from bons and fish skin
European Union A European project coordinated by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) aims to develop a food of sustainable marine origin ready for consumption, from the use of discards from fishing, al...
European Justice confirms that the red crayfish is an invasive alien species
Belgium BRUSSELS (EUROPA PRESS) - The Court of Justice of the European Union (TEU) has endorsed Thursday the inclusion of red crayfish in the European list of invasive alien species, a decision that had been ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation
Marona S.A.
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER