Nordic Wildfish AS (previously Roaldnes) is this year’s winner of the Directorate of Fisheries Environmental Award. This is for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and optimise resource utilisation of the catch on board their vessels.
This the tenth time the award has been presented; this year at Nor-Fishing yesterday by fisheries minister Per Sandberg and director of fisheries Liv Holmefjord, who commented on the innovative use of fast freezing using CO2 and hydrolysis technology.
The superfreezing technology has been developed with Kuldeteknisk AS and this has been installed on board trawlers Roaldnes and Molnes, with catches frozen to -50°C. The freezing process is fast, reducing the overall energy consumption, and quality is higher.
Molnes has been operating with a hydrolysis system on board for gently breaking down factory surplus to produce oil.
‘This shows a company that thinks and acts environmentally – and effectively,’ Liv Holmefjord said.
Nordic Wildfish CEO Tore Roaldsnes made an acceptance speech, offering everyone present the opportunity to sample the fish oil produced on board Molnes.
‘This is the taste of sustainability,’ he said.