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2022 is already proving to be an extremely busy period at SeaQuest Systems with deliveries on-going to many countries such as America, Norway, Turkey, England, Spain and Denmark. The equipment for Isafold was recently delivered, some of this being a first for us, with the electric drive on the 40t Net Hauler, the electric driven cable & fish hose reels and also the 7t @ 14mtr Net Stacker crane. All of which has generated a lot more interest in this equipment being supplied by SeaQuest. The 3rd vessel for Atlantic Dawn’s trio from Turkey, is receiving the equipment at present and all the while there are 2 installations taking place locally, the MFV Sparkling Star and Eileann Croine.

We have quite a few projects coming up in Denmark this year also, the new Christina S equipment will be delivered towards the end of the year, some of this with 100t pulling force. There is also 4 new builds from Karstensens Shipyard to take delivery of crane packages, these which are destined to be delivered to Norway, MFV Gollenes, Sille Marie, Stodig and Polarbris.

SeaQuest Systems factory in Killybegs has undergone yet another extension, this being the second since the factory was first built in 2014. A new state of the art machining centre is to be commissioned soon, as the company strives to keep ahead. This machine will further advance the companies capabilities, with new products and designs, fitted with a robotic arm for tool changing, it will also make the process much safer for the operator, not having to interfere with anything on the machining bed. With all the production of SeaQuest machinery carried out in Killybegs, the company now has an employee count of almost 90 working within the building.

Toward the end of January, SeaQuest opened a new sales office on the west coast of Norway, based in Averoy SeaQuest Norway AS, aimed at helping to serve customers more efficiently by having spare parts and stock at hand. It can sometimes be a lengthy process waiting on parts to arrive through customs. Headed by Mr. Anders Husby, who himself has spent many years in the fishing and aquaculture sector, with a wealth of knowledge on customer’s needs. Already, there is a stock of fish hose & fittings available, from 12” – 20” and it is planned that fish pumps will soon be available from stock also.

To date the company has been operating very well with 3 Live Fish Pump systems already delivered to customers and with more orders coming through for both pelagic & aquaculture industries.