Sanford Waitaki Salmon Hatchery
Years of constant flow in the water races had resulted in rough and exposed concrete raceways causing discomfort to young salmon and making it difficult to clean effectively. Sanford were looking for a solution for their salmon races.
Ranger Specialist Coatings applied Allnex Sureshield to provide a smooth, hardwearing product that could withstand the abrasive water flow and pH of the hatchery environment. The advantage of this option when compared to epoxy coating or pouring a new concrete base was the proven durability of the product and speed of application which needed to be completed during the winter months during the hatchery ‘off season’.
Well-planned environmental management was key to ensure aquatic life in the area was undisturbed during the refurbishment. Bunded areas, spill kits and working closely with the Sanford management and neighbouring properties was key to achieving a successful outcome for the hatchery.