Sjøtroll Havbruk AS: Delivery of a new FarmBase 500
Sjøtroll Havbruk, a major salmon farming company located on the island of Austevoll near Bergen, Norway, received a new FarmBase 500 concrete feed barge from Marine Construction early January 2010. A cluster of eight feed silos, which allows a 400-tonne feed capacity ( plus 100 tonnes for other purposes), is located in the centre of the barge. Service and crew facilities are separated, and located on each side of the silo cluster.
Below deck are numerous installations including water and diesel tanks, generators, feed distribution equipment, electrical installations, silage processing and storage, as well as other equipment needed to have a well-functioning central feed and service barge. The FarmBase 500 also meets all official security and operational regulations.
A barge of this type can typically service a production of up to 5000 tonnes in one location.