Carsoe to supply first fillet factory

Carsoe will deliver a complete processing plant for both Royal Greenland's new fillet and shrimp and halibut trawlers Carsoe will deliver a complete processing plant for both Royal Greenland's new fillet and shrimp and halibut trawlers
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Royal Greenland has chosen Denmark’s Carsoe to deliver a processing plant for its newest fillet trawler, the first complete fillet factory order for the company.

Fish processing plants for both fillet and round fish is a new venture for Carsoe, which will also deliver a processing plant for a new Royal Greenland shrimp trawler.

“We have put together all the knowhow from Steel Tech and Carsoe and we have come up with an impressive processing plant, that will take us a giant step further in reaching our company’s goal to become a global and complete supplier of onboard factories,” said Mikkel Jacobsen, CEO, Carsoe.

The new state of the art automated processing plant will enable the trawler to produce fillet, head cut and gutted fish or round frozen products all at the same time. On the way through the automatic processing line, the catch will be sorted by species and the fish graded.

Fillet and round fish will be frozen in automatically loaded and unloaded horizontal freezers, packed and then set aside in a freezer "hotel" for later onboard palletising.

The new Royal Greenland fillet trawler will eventually go into operation fishing for Greenland halibut and white fish.

Carsoe’s new plant for the shrimp and halibut trawler meanwhile will provide automatic separation of bycatch, grading of the shrimps by size and a continuous cooking line.

Both trawlers are being built at the Astilleros de Murueta shipyard in Spain. The fillet trawler will be completed by the end of 2018 and the shrimp trawler by May 2019.

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