Based on the northern side of the Varanger peninsula in Norway, Båtsfjordbruket is a subsidiary of the large seafood corporation Insula AS. The group’s primary focus is the development, processing and sale of fish and seafood products across the Nordic region. Insula’s corporate portfolio consists of a number of seafood companies in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
To meet the rising demand for its seafood products, Båtsfjordbruket has invested £7 million in a growth development plan. The recent expansion includes a site extension and new processing equipment for its new frozen fish fillet production line.
Among the new equipment is a spiral freezer. Cooling equipment manufacturer Starfrost designed an efficient spiral freezer that features cutting-edge sanitizing technology, which enables the seafood firm to increase product throughput and fully automate freezing processes within the new production line.
Cooling equipment manufacturer Starfrost designed an efficient spiral freezer that features cutting-edge sanitizing technology, which enables the seafood firm to increase product throughput.
The Helix spiral freezer is a fully automated system that minimizes contact handling. This, combined with a seamless enclosure construction that features an automated cleaning system, delivers improved hygiene safety within production. “The high-tech efficiency of the freezer means we are able to produce more frozen seafood product in a more cost effective way than we were before. Our processing times have been reduced and we have boosted capacity by 35%, with plans to increase this figure once we are running at maximum production capacity,” Kristiansen says.
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