Icelandic company Skaginn 3X has signed a contract to supply a high-tech processing facility to a company on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. It will include advanced freezing technology and automated plate freezer systems for both filleted and wholefrozen fish, as well as IQF capacity. The factory is designed so that further expansion at a later date is possible.
Marel has opened a new office in Namibia, the world’s largest hake producing country after reorganising its sales and service support for customers in southern Africa, with a particular focus on Namibia. The new branch opened for business earlier this month.
The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) in partnership with the Agama Group is planning the construction of a new processing factory to serve its northern fisheries. The 60 tonne per day Northern Cod factory is expected to be in operation in late 2019.
Excellence amongst Fishmongers was recognised this week with the inaugural awards ceremony for the coveted accolade of Master Fishmonger. Ten fishmongers received their certificates of achievement from HRH The Princess Royal, in her capacity as Prime Warden of The Fishmongers’ Company.
The fish processing sector across the European Union is in good shape, according to the latest Economic Report of the EU Fish Processing sector. The report compiles several sets of raw economic data to analyse the overall performance of the sector in 2015.
The port of Arkhangelsk on Russia’s northern coast expects to see a growing supply of fish from the Far East this year. According to the regional director Igor Orlov, negotiations are in progress to bring more raw material to Arkhangelsk from the Russian Far East.
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.