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The AC 650 feed barge can handle waves with a 4.5 metre significant wave height, and it provides comfortable accommodation for workers.
The AC 650 feed barge can handle waves with a 4.5 metre significant wave height, and it provides comfortable accommodation for workers.

Arnarlax, the largest farmer and producer of quality salmon in Iceland, has taken delivery of an AC 650 Panorama barge, customised to its needs by the AKVA group.

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The Arnarborg was towed from Tallin and arrived in Talknafjordur last week. AKVA has previously delivered two fish farming cage facilities to Arnarlax.

The Arnarborg was towed from Tallin to Talknafjordur.
The Arnarborg was towed from Tallin to Talknafjordur.

The barge is rigged for 12 feed lines and is designed to withstand rough seas.

It also has excellent feed storage capacity, which is particularly important because feed is not currently produced on Iceland and has to be shipped from either Norway or the Faeroe Islands. The large storage capacity will ensure continuous production and efficient logistics.

The AC 650 feed barge can handle waves with a 4.5 metre significant wave height, and it provides comfortable accommodation for workers.

Key facts:

  • 3 generators
  • 2 cranes PK 18500
  • Ensilage system
  • 12 silos for feed, total capacity 650t
  • 12 feeding lines, six of them with selectors, which can feed a total of 30 cages, but the most effective solution will be feeding directly from one line to one cage, total 12 cages.
  • In Norway each cage has 200,000 fish. When the fish are slaughtered the average weight will be around 5kg, then each cage have with 1,000,000kg salmon or about 50 trucks with slaughtered salmon
  • 1,000,000kg of fish will eat around 10,000kg with feed on maximum feeding.
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