A hybrid feed barge which slashes carbon emissions has been deployed on one of Scotland’s newest organic salmon farms.

The hybrid barge has been deployed at Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s Mill Bay organic site in Stronsay, Orkney by Inverness-based aquaculture supply company Gael Force Group, working in partnership with Norwegian sustainability leaders Fjord Maritime, who developed the hybrid technology.

Stewart Rendall, North Isles Manager at Cooke Aquaculture Scotland said:

“Cooke Aquaculture is committed to sustainability. Farm-raised salmon already have one of the lowest carbon footprints but there is always more we can do to minimise any impact on the environment and play our part in tackling climate change. This is a significant investment but one that makes economic and environmental sense."

Øyvind Bakke, Chief Commercial Officer at Fjord Maritime said:

 “To better manage power supplies for fish farms, Fjord Maritime developed the Fjord Hybrid® solution. Fjord Hybrid automates power generation and supply for fish farms, optimising all aspects of operation and reducing generator running time by up to 90 per cent.

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