Sector: Industrial Completion date: May 2019

Key steps to increasing production

The freshwater Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) will help rear young Scottish Salmon to meet the growing demand throughout the world.

After construction of the new smolt hatchery, the Scottish Sea Farms production will increase from five million to 11 million annually.

"This is a significant investment in our freshwater capacity and is a vital component to helping us meet the world's increasing demand for premium Scottish salmon. Robertson Northern has demonstrated that they have the right skills to help deliver what is a landmark development for Scottish Sea Farms and for Scottish aquaculture."

– Jim Gallagher, Managing Director, Scottish Sea Farms

Creating additional jobs

The new site in Oban will generate 25 new jobs in the area.

With construction having begun in August 2017, the first fish reared in the facility are expected to be transferred to marine farms in 2019.


"This is a revolutionary development in every sense of the word and an exciting development for both Scottish Sea Farms and the local economy. As well as creating jobs when complete, we will be using the skilled local workforce whenever we can throughout the development of this facility."

Frank Reid, Managing Director
Robertson Northern

"This is a highly complex and technically demanding project. Our site team, supply chain and client have worked tirelessly to overcome the challenges this project gave us all. We look forward to completing the new facility and handing it over to Scottish Sea farms."

Alister Maclean, Senior Project Manager
Robertson Northern


Playing a key part in a bigger picture

The £25m onshore hatchery falls into Scottish Sea Farms £44m investment in Oban and factors into its £70m project in improving and maintaining its existing sites during the coming years.



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