£1m contract sustains 30 jobs in Inverness

£1m contract sustains 30 jobs in Inverness

Scottish Sea Farms has secured a £1m contract with Inverness-based Gael Force Group, helping sustain 30 jobs.

The contract is signed for a SeaMate 150T feed barge and mooring systems, which will be located at Scottish Sea Farm’s new Westerbister site by September 2016.

Stewart Graham, group managing director at Gael Force, said: “We employ around 150 people across our operations and aquaculture is by far the largest and most important part of our business. 

“This order helps sustain 30 jobs in our barge building yard and is another example of just how important it is for the Scottish Highland economy to have a growing aquaculture sector which supports five or six jobs in the supply chain for every job directly employed in the fish growing sector of the industry.”

This latest contract is part of a multi-million pound ongoing investment programme by Scottish Sea Farms which operates in multiple locations in Argyll, the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland and employs over 400 people.

Jim Gallagher, managing director, Scottish Sea Farms, commented: “This contract represents a further major investment by Scottish Sea Farms within the Scottish economy. 

“Wherever possible, we are working with Scottish suppliers as we grow and develop our salmon farming business in Orkney to meet the ever growing demand for our product.”