A long-term business partnership and the ability to provide a turnkey installation are the key factors in the choice of Carsoe to design, produce and install the new complete processing plant on board Ocean Prawns’ new trawler.
The highly sophisticated Skipsteknisk-designed factory trawler incorporates a great deal of new technology and new thinking, and is designed to carry around 1200 tonnes of frozen Greenland halibut or shrimp.
Carsoe will design, supply and install processing lines to handle, freeze and package both shrimp and Greenland halibut at sea. A high level of automation and ergonomic design ensures a healthy working environment that does away with the usual heavy lifting for the crew.
In addition to processing layout, the plant also includes a pair of large autofreezers for quick and effective freezing to preserve the freshness and high quality of the catch.
Frozen blocks proceed to a palletising installation with a ‘clean pallet’ arrangement, after which no further handling is required on board on on the quay. Catches are packed, sorted and ready to be shipped as soon as Ocean Prawns ties up at the end of a trip.
Ocean Prawns and Carsoe go back a long way and have a 30-year working relationship that extends to rebuilds, service and maintenance on the company’s fleet over those years.
‘This is actually the third Ocean Prawns trawler we are supplying with process equipment, if I also include the vessels delivered since the Carnitech days,’ said Carsoe CEO Mikkel Jacobsen.
‘We even have some of the same people from back then working on the processing equipment for this latest trawler.’