The Sefine Shipyard in Turkey has placed an order to outfit two new salmon vessels with the latest Baader onboard stun and bleed systems.
Norwegian vessel operator Napier will take delivery of the two new vessels equipped with Baader 8×6 channel Baader 101 maritime versions, complete with walkways, control belts with manual stunning and bleeding units each left and right, slides and electric control cabinets. All channels will be equipped with belly-back detection. The order represents Baader’s largest ever contract in Norway for this market sector.
Each vessel will be able to stun more than 600 fish per minute, equivalent to 200 tonnes of salmon per hour. This represents twice the volume currently possible.
‘We choose to work with Baader because we have a strong focus on fish welfare and quality,’ said Napier CEO Kjetil Tufteland.
‘The stun and bleed solutions are the heart of the vessel, ensuring low-stress levels for the salmon and good bleeding leads to the excellent quality of the fish – while we give the fish the best possible conditions on their last journey.’
Napier currently has four vessels in operation. All their harvest ships have been equipped with the Baader stun and bleed solutions. The two new vessels under construction will serve the Mowi’s new Jøsnøya factory.
Delivery is scheduled in two phases. Delivery of the first 8×6 channel Baader 101 maritime versions with swim-in is set for the third quarter of 2023, and the second system is planned for the end of 2023.
The new maritime version of the Baader 101 has been developed for this project in close cooperation with Napier.
‘We appreciate that the long relationship we have built with Napier over the years through our local subsidiary has manifested in this significant order,’ Baader Fish managing director Robert Focke.
‘Both companies share the same vision of ensuring optimal animal welfare and superior product quality to the end consumer. The offered processing solutions pay tribute to that.’