OTAQ will be the technology supplier to Salmones Antártica S.A. ("SASA") for integrated water quality measurement equipment to several cultivation sites, over a full farming cycle.
The water quality monitoring product (WQM) launched by OTAQ monitors a site's oxygen, temperature, and salinity levels to provide aquaculture farmers with immediate information about the quality of their water environment. Precisely, the WQM solution should be permanently at aquaculture farms to also assist with regulatory reporting.
Phil Newby, Chief Executive at OTAQ, confirmed: "SASA is a greatly respected salmon producer internationally. Also, an excellent reference point for OTAQ in the Chilean market. We look forward to working closely with SASA to improve their production yields and broaden our supply agreement."
Referring to the future, Newby added: "After this initial deployment in Chile, customer interest in Scotland and Australia is now being explored. The launch of this product is another important addition to OTAQ's growing aquaculture solutions portfolio.
OTAQ is a marine technology company that focuses on the marine aquaculture, offshore energy, renewables, and oceanographic research sectors. It operates in Lancaster, Aberdeen, and Ulverston in the UK and Puerto Montt in Chile.
In more detail, its portfolio includes a market-leading intelligent acoustic deterrent system, Sealfence, designed to protect marine-based aquaculture sites from predation, with multiple systems deployed in Scotland, Chile, and Finland.
The company also has significant experience in the design and manufacture of underwater connectors, penetrators and communication systems.It seeks to develop and continuously improve its products using its specialist mechanical, electronic and software engineers with decades of experience in bringing underwater technology products to market.
Salmones Antártica S.A. (SASA) is a top 10 supplier of Chilean salmon by production weight, with over 1000 employees. SASA's operation is vertically integrated, encompassing the entire production process from reproduction to processing. Across both freshwater and sea centres, including production of their own food to ensure the quality of their fish.
SASA took the name Salmones Antártica in 1982. The aim is to offer high-quality production, exporting internationally under the "Five Star" brand.