Four days of demonstrations, guest speakers, virtual reality experiences, and a customer appreciation event took place in Seattle at Marel’s annual Seafood ShowHow at Pier 91. Visitors took the opportunity to see equipment and software in action over the four days of the Seafood ShowHow, giving them a first-hand look at how Marel’s systems can help optimise processing performance.
With the acquisition of UK company Freezertech, Danish fish processing equipment specialist Carsoe is expanding the product portfolio for the food processing industry. Freezertech is a specialist in producing high quality plate freezers, with focus on efficiency and reliability.
Icelandic company Valka has signed a contract with Murman Seafood Company to design and build a new processing plant in Kola city, south of the Russian port of Murmansk. This new plant is the first of its kind and is expected to be the most technologically advanced groundfish processing plant in the region.
Marel’s UK manufacturing and office facilities have been upgraded with the existing premises renovated and extensions added to the workshops, office and reception. The upgrade is in line with Marel’s strategy to strengthen the Marel brand and offer employees a modern working environment that will support the company’s goals.
Norwegian company Bodø Fiskemottak has recently taken delivery of a new splitting line for producing bacalao saltfish, supplied by Skaginn 3X.
MMC First Process has developed a brine freezing system for mackerel that halves energy consumption and produces mackerel that is better suited for further processing.
Icelandic seafood technology company Skaginn 3X has hired Pétur Jakob Pétursson as its new regional sales manager for Russia and CIS.
Russian Pollock, a joint venture between the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) and DV Invest, and AMG Group have struck a deal for the development towards the construction of the Russian Pollock processing factory and for the design of the second phase of the factory.
Far East fishing company Dobroflot has made a successful shipment of 3000 tonnes of fish to the port of Arkhangelsk using the northern sea route.
Skaginn 3X was recently awarded a Horizon 2020-funded SME Instrument grant, which will play a key part in further developing SEASCANN, a cutting-edge vision and grading technology. This is expected not only result in optimum product quality and to contribute to preventing overfishing, but also to provide operational savings for users.