Australia: The vessel is the first of four to be built at Margate, in southern Tasmania, at a cost of $14.5 million each.
The company is undertaking unprecedented expansion, rolling out a $160-million upgrade over the next three years.
The first high-tech barge will be used to feed salmon at Macquarie Harbour near Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast.
Huon Aquaculture's CEO Peter Bender said the barges were setting a new standard for the salmon industry.
"It's the most advanced feed barge in the world," he said.
"It will be able to feed every single pen at the same time."
The new system can tell when fish are eating and when they are not, allowing the feeders to be adjusted to the fish's appetite and reduce waste.
For inspiration for the new feeders, Mr Bender travelled to Norway where the local salmon industry deals with annual volumes of about 1.3 million tonnes.
Tasmanian operators currently trade about 40,000 tonnes of salmon per year, but Mr Bender said changes were afoot.
His company is building new salmon pens at Storm Bay, south of Hobart.
"We'll be building bigger pens - that's to make them all seal-proof - obviously there's the new feed barges, a new factory that's being built at Parramatta Creek for our smoking and new products, a new hatchery that we'll be putting in down the Huon," he said.
Huon Aquaculture used to export about a third of its catch but domestic demand has surged so much in recent years that more than 95 per cent of trade now goes to local buyers.
Huon Aquaculture received $5 million in state and federal grants earlier this year.
Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman, who oversaw the launch of the new ship, said his Government was continuing to support the local salmon industry.