Norwegian specialist supplier Optimar intends to use its extensive expertise in fisheries and aquaculture to develop processing solutions that exploit marine resources even more effectively than today.
HB Grandi has signed a deal with Marel for a FleXicut system and packing graders to be installed aboard its new freezer trawler, due to be delivered by Astilleros Armon in 2019.
Skaginn 3X’s new and improved RoteX Thawing will be displayed at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels this week.
The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) plans to start construction of its Russian Pollock fish processing factory this year. The processing capacity of the factory will be capable of processing more 60,000 tonnes of pollock into 25,000 tonnes of high value-added products.
A deal for Danish company Carsoe, reported last year, has been confirmed. The contract is for seven complete factory decks for a series of trawlers being built for the Russian Fishery Company (RFC), one of the largest operators in the Russian Far East. The Skipsteknisk-designed vessels are expected to replace older tonnage as they are delivered over the next seven years.
René Hagelskær’s story is almost a fairy tale; once upon a time there was a boy of fifteen who started as a junior at Danish fish processing equipment manufacturer Intech International a/s. Through snow, slush, rain and storms, René travelled to work on his moped, and he worked hard and long hours.
Setting up production for groundfish in the north-eastern port of Vopnafjörður has provided a lifeline for employment in the region. HB Grandi is the remote port’s largest employer and Vopnafjörður with its proximity to the grounds where much of the pelagic fisheries take place was chosen as the focus for the company’s pelagic processing and fishmeal production. But these fisheries are highly seasonal, resulting in fluctuations in earnings. Adding groundfish processing to the profile has taken out the peaks and troughs, providing steady employment year-round.
Sea Harvest is transforming its hake factory at Saldanha Bay in South Africa with advanced processing equipment and software. The installation, scheduled to take place in August this year, will entail a major overhaul of the facility with new equipment and software supplied by Marel.
Icelandic companies Skaginn 3X, Frost and Rafeyri have signed a contract to supply a high-tech pelagic processing plant to a customer in the Russian Far East. The factory in the Kuril Islands will be fitted out to grade, pack and freeze 900 tonnes of pelagic fish per day.
Síldarvinnslan’s production plant in Seyðisfjörður last year took delivery of 2625 tonnes of groundfish for processing; 1980 tonnes of cod and 491 tonnes of saithe.