A Glasgow-based refrigeration specialist has won a six-figure contract to supply refrigeration equipment for a new factory extension of the Dingwall-based salmon processor, Edinburgh Salmon Company.

ACE Refrigeration – a UK leader in the design, installation, service and maintenance of commercial and light industrial refrigeration and air conditioning units – will begin work on the new 1750 metre squared extension on April 23 2012 in a deal worth £170,000.

The indemnified design and use of ACE‘s RACE Energy Saving System was one of the key deciding factors in the contract award. Edinburgh Salmon Company had previously ventured south of the border to get a refrigeration solution but with ACE now on board they hope to forge a strong partnership with a fellow Scottish company.

Edinburgh Salmon Company is undertaking the expansion to cope with an increased demand for its smoked, cooked and fresh salmon and trout, with the company having a turnover in excess of £30 million while employing around 300 staff making it one of the substantial employers in the area.

Shane McKenzie, sales director of ACE Refrigeration, said: “This deal illustrates our ability to work across a number of sectors and the seafood production and processing industry is one where we have vast experience having previously worked with Braehead SFO Limited, Inverawe Smokehouse and Scottish Seafarms.

“We are pleased to support Edinburgh Salmon Company with its expansion on the back of increased demand and look forward to undertaking the work and helping to the company with its continued growth.”

The refrigeration and air conditioning specialist will carry out the project with Thomson & Partners, a multi-disciplined consulting engineering practice based in Edinburgh and the Inverness-based, McGregor Construction Ltd. 

Edinburgh Salmon Company won first place in the Meat and Fish category, ASDA Supplier of the year 2011. The organisation manufactures a range of salmon products and supplies a wide customer base throughout the UK and beyond.