Brimmond's NetJet cleaner on site.

Brimmond aiming to clean up with home-grown net washer

Managing director delighted by machine's performance in the field


A net cleaning pump designed and manufactured by Aberdeen-based engineering specialist, Brimmond, has successfully completed its first live industry campaign.

Brimmond’s NetJet has spent the last month deployed on a project with a fish farmer operating multiple sites on the west coast of Scotland.

Tom Murdoch, Brimmond’s managing director, said: “Developing such a high-end piece of technology from initial concept through to an aquaculture net cleaning campaign on a west coast fish farm, has truly been a team effort. So, it’s fair to say that everyone at Brimmond is absolutely thrilled to see how well the NetJet performed during its first outing on a live industry project.

Customer contact

“As with all our other service offerings, our relationship with our customer extends far beyond the initial contract: we worked closely with them to establish vital details such as vessel footprint, location, and deck fastenings, connections and fittings.

“Throughout the project we have remained in close contact with them to provide technical support. The fact that we are based in Scotland is a huge advantage – as a local business we can respond promptly to our customers, ensuring that they can get the most value from the units.”

Brimmond, which is exhibiting at Aquaculture UK in Aviemore this week, says it is the only company in the UK which offers a complete manufacture, rental, and support package for high-pressure net cleaning pumps for the aquaculture sector.

Following the identification of a gap in the aquaculture market for a rental option for net cleaning pumps, Brimmond invested around £450,000 in developing NetJet. The firm’s engineering team designed, specified and manufactured the pump units.