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Icelandic processing equipment specialist Curio delivered some of its latest systems to new factory trawler Baldvin Njálsson.

The sophisticated processing deck was outfitted by Optimar, incorporating elements from specialist suppliers, including heading and filleting systems from Curio, which has built up a strong reputation for the quality of its innovative processing systems ashore and at sea.

The heading machine is Curio’s 4020 high speed belt deheader, with an optional vacuum gutting system, designed for use on board factory vessels and this is the first one in this series to be taken into use,” commented Curio’s Axel Pétur Ásgeirsson. “It’s designed for use at sea, but is also suitable for production ashore and is suitable for whitefish, redfish, ocean catfish and a variety of aquaculture species.”

Also on board Baldvin Njálsson is Curio’s C-2011 filleting machine.

“This is the second one of these that has been fitted for production at sea. The first one is on board Royal Greenland’s trawler Sisimiut, and this has performed well there for the last two years,” he said, adding that there is also a C-2015 sharpener as part of the Curio package.

Curio is a regular exhibitor at IceFish, and will be presenting their machinery next year in conjunction with their new co-owners Marel.

“Of course it’s important for us to have a presence on our home territory. This is where we get to meet our customers, get a lot of feedback about how things are running, and where we get to present our new projects and developments,” Axel Pétur Ásgeirsson said. “IceFish is where we see all the right people.”

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