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Eidsfjord Sjøfarm acquire Feed Barge designed for rough weather

Eidsfjord Sjøfarm has acquired an AC600PV feed barge tailored for the company's roughest locations with a flat roof, flexible feeding from the side of the barge, v-bow and with a camera system for remote control.

The feed barge AC600PV is the company’s seventh feed barge from AKVA group and will operate at the location Haukøya Øst in Troms, Northern Norway.

This specific barge model was first developed in collaboration with Eidsfjord Sjøfarm, and is adapted to the rough conditions at Haukøya Øst with a flat roof without a wheelhouse. Due to the strong forces that are at play at the location, it is possible to feed from both the v-bow as well as from the side for better flexibility. The feed barge is remotely controlled both externally and internally via the camera system onboard.

“We are proud to be able to deliver innovative products in close collaboration with our customers. Eidsfjord Sjøfarm had location-specific needs, and together we found the right solution. We would like to thank Eidsfjord Sjøfarm for a good collaboration”, says Hans-Øyvind Sagen, Sales Director AKVA group Nordic.

Eidsfjord Sjøfarm closely follows the developments in the industry and have in recent years invested in new feed barges and moved into modern facilities at Sortland, Northern Norway.

“We need feed barges that are stable in rough waters and that have flexible feeding solutions. AKVA group has proven to be a reliable supplier for several years, and gave us the first feed barge with v-bow – which is the origin of this latest feed barge – and now the second delivery with the flexible feeding system”, says Roger Simonsen, General Manager at Eidsfjord Sjøfarm .

The AC600PV feed barge comes with a conventional air feeding system, eight feeding lines and is prepared for AKVA Hybrid battery pack. Because the feed barge is remotely controlled it only has a small control room with a kitchenette.

Eidsfjord Sjøfarm AS is the aquaculture company in the Holmøy Group. The company has a total of 35 employees and 16.5 salmon licenses distributed on locations in Nordland and Troms in Northern Norway. The administration and growth centre are located in Sortland.

Feed Barge AC600PV

  • Feed storage capacity: 600 metric tons
  • Length 37m and width 12m
  • 8 feeding lines
  • V-shaped hull
  • Certified for up to 5.5 meter significant wave heights
  • 106 m3 silage
  • 2x220kVa generators