Faith in Fusion for offshore site

LOCH Duart has placed a major order with Fusion Marine to equip its exposed offshore site at Lochmaddy, North Uist.
The contract for 12 Triton 400mm 80m circumference pens and net support wheels follows on from a previous order in 2014 for Oceanflex 315mm 80m pens for the company’s Oldany site in Sutherland.
According to Mark Warrington, Loch Duart director of operations, it was the excellent performance of this equipment which led to this latest order for North Uist.
‘Once again, Loch Duart chose Fusion Marine based on their competitive pricing, proven performance and reliability, along with excellent customer service and assistance in coming up with the best option for one of our more exposed sea sites in Uist,’ he said.
‘Our site in Sutherland has similar conditions and the proven reliability of the Fusion Marine equipment there played a major role in our decision making process.’
The pens are currently under construction at Fusion Marine’s coastal base at Barcaldine in Argyll and will be delivered during the first quarter of this year.
Rhuaraidh Edwards, technical sales engineer for Fusion Marine, said: ‘Loch Duart were looking for a strong and robust pen that could both cope with the location and environmental conditions, as well as meeting their demanding operational requirements.
‘The Triton pen is proven in such exposed locations and the cutting edge technology used in the manufacturing process ensures the best possible performance.’
Picture: Iain Forbes, sales director of Fusion Marine (left), and John Paul Walker, area manager (Hebrides) of Loch Duart