Aqualine AS wins two contracts worth 80 million NOK ($11.6 million) Published: 16 February, 2009
Aqualine AS and Marine Harvest Scotland Ltd have signed a framework agreement for delivery of up to 134 plastic cages for fish farming. The cages are to be supplied over a period of 18 months. The contract is worth around 50 million NOK. In Norway, the company has signed an agreement with Salmar ASA worth 30 million NOK. For Aqualine AS, this is a new record both in terms of one individual order internationally and one individual order nationally.
‘We are very pleased about being selected as supplier in tough competition with other important international suppliers, says managing director in Aqualine AS, Trond Lysklætt. ‘The main factors that Marine Harvest Ltd referred to for choosing us are our good products and excellent co-operation over several years.
‘Salmar has been a good and solid collaborator for many years. We have co-operated on product development and testing of our plastic cages which are leading world-wide.
‘Aqualine AS was awarded The Exporter Prize 2008 for our home region Trøndelag, and it is particularly pleasing to succeed in increasing our sales internationally.
‘It is with satisfaction that we also see that our international customers emphasize quality, solidity and safe deliveries. These areas have had top priority in a conscious effort over several years.’
In Scotland, the net cage systems are fitted at Aqualine AS’ base in Kishorn, Scotland. The assembly of the first plastic collars started early in January 2009. The equipment is designed according to documented and certified systems, NS9415, with plastic floating collars featuring our secondary safety system against escape, sinker tubes and big hamster wheels as bird net stands. The deliveries to Salmar ASA are constructed in our modern facilities at Frøya in addition to the fact that a great part of the delivery is assembled in North Norway.