New trawler Monsun has been outfitted by Carsoe with a factory deck for processing shrimp that brings together new items as well as equipment that has already been in use.
Monsun’s owners opted for a customised shrimp processing setup that starts with a by-catch separator and an RS24 sorting machine, a Connie 800 cooker, pre-cooler and cooling system, as well as a weighing and packing installation.
The Carsoe team used new components for parts of the processing line, as well as equipment from Norwegian trawler Havfluna and from the previous Monsun. Also part of the installation is a high-capacity KM Mark 7 gutting machine that forms part of the whitefish processing line.
For Carsoe, this installation is something of a milestone as this is the first delivery of an order that was placed with Intech, subsequently acquired by Carsoe, and completed following the integration of the two companies.
‘This delivery is very special to us, as it represents our new future,’ said senior sales manager Leif Carøe Andersen, who sold and managed this project.
‘We maintain our position as market leader within shrimp processing lines for coastal fishing, and it looks very positive for our future projects in this segment as our competences and experience are now cemented in the new organisation.’
Behind this is a relationship between Intech and Monsun’s operating company Setho Fiskeriselskap which goes back many years.
‘Our long-standing relationship is based on a mutual understanding of how to do business together,’ said Monsun’s owner Thor Gunnar Martinsen.
‘At a personal level, we value flexibility and honesty very highly, and professionally it is essential to work with a partner who delivers high-quality equipment on time and provides top-level service in terms of technical assistance, maintenance, and spare parts.’