The barges are of the SeaFarm Feeder design, have a feed storage capacity of 300 tonnes, and are customized for customer needs and site conditions. The design makes them efficient feeding machines and they have proved to be well suited for Steinsvik’s overseas customers. All seven will be operational this summer.
“This has been a great project to work on,” says Ronny Askeland, Head of Projects at Steinsvik. “Great coworkers and partners on three continents have contributed to the project being delivered on time. Factory workers in Vietnam, software developers, project workers and technicians in Norway in addition to a growing service team in Canada, have all been important in securing the contracts and finalizing the delivery”.
All barges from Steinsvik are equipped with the next generation FeedStation software and can be fitted with 2 to 8 feeding lines. The barges on their way to Canada have 4 feeding lines and can feed up to 48 cages each.
The barges are travelling to Canada onboard the vessel Jumbo Vision, which is the third time in two years that Steinsvik ship feed barges as deck cargo to Canada.
“This is a challenging and costly operation made possible by Steinsvik’s global presence and years of experience in fish farming deliveries on all continents. Jumbo performed the loading with the highest precision,” adds Askeland.