Motorized win-win: Eide Fjordbruk

Eide Fjordbruk is clear on the benefits from using motorized spreaders from Fluctus:

Thomas Frotjold. Operations Manager, Eide Fjordbruk

– We have had 4 of Fluctus’ motorized spreaders in full operation for almost 8 months.

The savings in electricity consumption have been great due to the fact that we have been able to reduce the blower speed by around 40%. And reduced pellet speed, gives less feed crush as well as reduction in wear and tear on the feed hoses.

-The Fluctus Motorized Spreader is a good investment to reduce production costs and environmental impact in terms of energy consumption, reduction of microplastics at sea – and organic load (feed crush).

Better spread will also most likely result in faster growth and better feed utilisation.

To us, this is a win-win product [Thomas Frotjold. Operations Manager, Eide Fjordbruk]

Our motorised spreader takes spreading of pellets to a new level through its ability for user-controlled spreading. You can achieve a lower feed factor and a more even size of the fish at the same time as the feeding becomes more sustainable through reduced energy consumption and less wear on the feed hoses.

Environmental impact and cost reduction:

  • Reduced energy consumption on blowers, 30-50% reduction
  • Reduced wear of feed pipes.  Estimated more than double the life time of the feed pipes
  • Less breakage and dust. Estimated 30% reduction.
  • Lower F.C.R

User Experience: ( Feedback from customers)

  • Lower FCR.  Estimated 4-8%
  • More even sized the fish due to better feed access.
  • Less damage to the fish due to the fish being more dispersed in the cage. Less fighting for the feed.
  • Less dust and breakage due to lower air speed.  Estimated 30% reduction
  • Faster growth.  Estimated 10-20%
  • Reduced energy requirement per blower, about 40%
  • Allows for more intensive feeding
  • Especially good growth at cold temperatures for small fish.