Significant investment in Kingairloch
The team at Kingairloch is enjoying new facilities, as well as equipment and infrastructure upgrades, following a six-figure investment at the site.
A new shore base has been created at Kingairloch which includes new offices, toilets, shower, kitchen dining area, drying room and a laboratory, significantly improving facilities for the team of six at the farm.
In addition, the feed barge has also been upgraded. After a full out-of-water inspection, the barge is freshly painted complete with Mowi branding and also has new access points, handrails and outside electric lights.
Speaking about the investment at Kingairloch, Lewis Gibson, Farm Manager, said: “Everyone working here at Kingairloch has been here for two years and we are all delighted with the transformation of the site. Not only do the improvements benefit us in terms of staff welfare, the addition of the shore base means that we now have a shore link to the feed barge, which is also looking great following the refurb.
“The shore link, with its computer and camera system, means that we can now feed the salmon remotely as well as directly from the feed barge. This has dramatically increased our flexibility as a team. It means that severe weather or staffing challenges will no longer disrupt our feeding pattern. We need a minimum of two staff on the feed barge and we are always at the mercy of the elements when it comes to operating the vessel.”
Kingairloch is currently receiving smolts for the next generation, and we wish them all the best.