Taking production waste utilisation to 100%
UK manufacturer PP Control & Automation is providing Icelandic company Hedinn with early-stage design support and electrical control systems build for the production of its Hedinn Protein Plant (HPP).
These revolutionary systems streamline fishmeal and fish oil production and are already installed factory vessels Sólberg and Berlin, both of which report 100% utilisation of fish proteins and oil. In addition, projects are well advanced for installations in the Faroe Islands and the US for processing produce including lobster shells.
“We are seeing a significant trend in larger machine builders focusing on strategic outsourcing, in order to help increase production capacity, improve production and sales lead times and create a competitive advantage with respect to time to market and scalability,” explained PP Control & Automation’s managing director Tony Hague.
“Working with engineers in Iceland, we have developed the design of the control systems and are currently supporting our client in standardising a number of the manufacturing processes to help with meeting anticipated volume increases once the market fully embraces HPP.”
The Hedinn Protein Plant is based on decades of experience in fishmeal production, with all conventional fishmeal plants currently in operation in Iceland having been constructed or upgraded by the company. Available in different size configurations, the HPP is a turnkey plant with transportable components ready for on-site assembly on land or at sea. It runs on electricity and steam, providing a clean, efficient and highly adjustable operation.
“This technology dictated a new partner that could provide advanced controls and automation assembly and design expertise and wanted to be involved from the start,” said Hedinn managing director Ragnar Sverrisson.
“We couldn’t have done it in-house so we started to look for strategic partners and PP Control & Automation were easily the most suitable and had the same passion we had for the product. It is also very familiar with UL compliance, which could be very useful when targeting the US and North American markets. There is massive potential for HPP and our volumes will increase rapidly. This partnership gives us the skills, capability and capacity to meet the anticipated demand.”
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