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Seafood Processing



Modern factory deck for new Norwegian seafood processing vessel. The onboard combi-factory for the new Båragutt Havfiske AS vessel in Norway is to be designed, built, and installed by seafood processing experts Carsoe.

Båragutt Havfiske AS is a fishing company based out of Tromsø. The family business is owned by two brothers, who are carrying on the family business. The new vessel will be named Eilifson after their father. The vessel is designed for both trawl and fly shooting and is 50,45 meters long and 13 meters wide with 18 crew members onboard.

The choice of processing partner is based on Carsoe’s extensive experience in multi-processing factories utilizing every square inch of the factory deck for efficient and automated processing.

“We chose Carsoe as our factory supplier because of the factory design with efficient logistics and high capacity in the shrimp factory,” Arvid Hansen, Manager of Båragutt Havfiske says.

The onboard factory is designed to ensure maximum processing capacity for both fish and shrimp in the limited space onboard, and the intricate layout is designed in close collaboration between Carsoe and Båragutt to ensure, that the onboard workflow and processing requirements are included in the final factory.

“We see Carsoe as a serious and quality-proven partner. Even though it is a large company, and our factory is not among the largest that they supply, we feel that we get full focus and attention,” says Arvid Hansen.

One part of the factory is a processing line, with a capacity of 40 tonnes per day. This line includes efficient, heading, gutting and bleeding, as well as freezing in four V16 Vertical Plate Freezers with automated unloading systems. This includes a continuous flow and maintains a high processing capacity,

The shrimp processing line is a continuous cooking line with a capacity of 15 tonnes a day.  This line includes automatic grading and efficient continuous cooking in two Connie cookers followed by a double IQF freezing tunnel. The frozen products are packed in 5kg cartons before going to the cargo hold.

Photo credit: Vestværftet