Knox wins Striven contract – Fishfarmer Magazine

Knox wins Striven contract21 August, 2013 –

Knox Marine, an offshoot of W&J Knox Ltd, has been asked to install the moorings, grid system and feed barge for the Scottish Salmon Company’s new site at Sgian Dubh in Loch Striven.

The Ayrshire-based subsidiary has now installed and serviced numerous Scottish fish farming sites and this latest contract follows on from their successful installation of a large new site off the island of Gometra earlier this year. Dave Hutchens, Marine Director for W & J Knox Ltd, commented that the company was: “delighted to be asked by SSC to install their newest development in Loch Striven. This request further underpins the faith that SSC has in our service, and we hope that we can continue to assist in servicing this and other sites for them in the years to come.” For many years W&J Knox Ltd has supplied nets to the salmon farming industry along with a service facility for washing, repairing and antifouling nets in Kilbirnie.

Just over two years ago they invested in a 24m former Naval tender, Felsted, and converted her into a workboat as an add-on to the business to support their aquaculture customers throughout the Scottish industry, providing mooring installation, net changing, feed delivery, cage and barge towage, as well as many other associated activities. Felsted and her crew will commence mooring installation during September, with the new cages for the site being supplied by Fusion Marine, nets from W&J Knox Ltd and the feed barge from Gael Force Marine – all companies based in Scotland and servicing the needs of the Scottish Salmon farming industry.