Sean Lydon, David Gray and Ian Fraser came to Vaki for a training and information get-together Sean Lydon, David Gray and Ian Fraser came to Vaki for a training and information get-together. Mr. Lydon was involved in the Biomass Daily project on behalf of Marine harvest Scotland where as Mr. Gray and Mr. Fraser look after the freshwater operations for the company and their focus on this visit was on the Vaki Macro Counter.
They stayed for 4 days, in addition to technical support both at Vaki’s head quarters and on site locations they visited the Blue Lagoon and the towns of Vogar and Akureyri.
At Vogar they had the opportunity to visit an indoor broodstock farm for Atlantic salmon. The farm is land-based and located close to the ocean on the southwest corner of Iceland. It uses seawater, drawn from boreholes via a totally closed system, which ensures that all water supplies retain an extremely high level of purity in terms of bacteria and viruses. The quality of the freshwater in boreholes at Vogavik is so good that it is pumped to the local houses of the nearby town of Vogavik.
David and Ian later went on to visit the factory in Akureyri, the capital of the North of Iceland, where the Vaki counters and graders are manufactured. In Akureyri they had the chance to understand the products better and present some customers input and design suggestions to our staff for continuous product development.