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Bakkafrost Scotland, one of the country’s leading salmon production companies, has one more vessel in a 24-meter fleet under the name “Turas a ‘Bhradain“, a work performed by the Macduff Shipyards company.
The company has chosen “The Voyage of the Salmon” as the name for its vessel, translated from Gaelic. Thus, valued at £2.6 million, (EUR million/ USD million) it took a year to complete its mission on the seas. As a result, this order to Macduff Shipyards in Aberdeenshire marks the first of two custom-built vessels to be constructed by the yard for the company.
“By commissioning The Turas a ‘Bhradain and the second workboat from Macduff Shipyards we have been in a position to support approximately 250 jobs at the yard,” said Ian Laister, managing director at Bakkafrost Scotland. “[It] will hopefully help the business to continue investing in young people, where they are typically hiring 10-12 apprentices annually.”
Turas a ‘Bhradain will now operate on the west coast and the Hebrides, and from the middle of this month, will operate with the other two vessels, Ronja Star and Ronja Fisk. Its role in this mission will be a key part of fish health, as it will prepare the pens for the wellboat to carry out freshwater treatments.
“Bakkafrost Scotland are committed to investing in an environmentally sensitive manner and in local communities by actively awarding contracts where possible to local businesses. This deal is important to us and integral to our plan for responsible growth,” said Laister.
About Bakkafrost Scotland
Bakkafrost Scotland is a leading sustainable salmon producer in Scotland. With 600 staff across 60 sites on the West Coast and Hebridean Islands, the company brings employment to remote communities. Moreover, as part of the globally renowned Bakkafrost Group, it ensures unrivaled traceability and consistently exceptional quality. Thus, the company’s five-year investment plan focuses on Healthy Living, driving economic growth, and benefiting rural communities.
With a strong commitment to sustainable growth, the company is implementing a comprehensive five-year investment plan. Therefore, this plan encompasses all facets of its Healthy Living Plan, including business, people, salmon, environment, and communities. By embracing this strategy, it aims to drive economic progress and foster advancement within the rural communities it operates in.
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