OCEAN KINETICS INSTALLS SECOND DELOUSING SYSTEM ON INVERLUSSA’S HYBRID AQUACULTURE SUPPORT VESSELS
Ocean Kinetics has recently completed the installation of a thermal delousing system on board Inverlussa vessel, ‘Eloise Eslea’, for long-term hire to Scottish Sea Farms.
The project, which was delivered for main contractor, Scale Aquaculture AS, is the second installation of this kind for Inverlussa on their revolutionary new hybrid aquaculture support vessels, which utilise the latest battery hybrid technology to reduce emissions, resulting in lower carbon footprint.
Paul Wilson, project manager for Ocean Kinetics said: “Ocean Kinetics was commissioned to install the delousing system on the multi-purpose service vessel, ‘Eloise Eslea’ for Inverlussa and its customer, Scottish Sea Farms. Despite the challenging nature of the project, we were very pleased to complete to a very high standard with a 200-tonne per hour treating capacity.
“The manufacturing team followed a bespoke design, manufacturing and installing dewatering tanks, treatment loop, chutes, cleaning, and suction equipment optimised to ensure gentle treatment of the fish while maximising throughput. The complete system is not only very efficient and operator friendly, it has been designed for minimal down time between salmon pen set ups, this ensures that fish are treated quickly with minimal stress.”
The project follows the installation of a different system on Inverlussa’s first hybrid vessel, ‘Isaac Eslea’, where the main components were supplied by Norwegian company, Smir, for client, Cooke Aquaculture.