BAADER lands major processing contract with Cermaq
Aquaculture giant Cermaq will outfit its new state-of-the-art salmon processing plant in Norway with equipment from German machinery developer BAADER, the companies announced this week.
Ground was broken on the plant, which is located in Storskjæret in Steigen, Norway, in March of this year. The 8,000-square meter factory is set to be finished by the second quarter of 2018. BAADER will serve as the main supplier and contractor for the entire facility, an advantage for Cermaq, according to Atle Kvist, project manager at Cermaq Norway.
“Together with BAADER, we came up with a good and comprehensive solution for the slaughterhouse that meets today's needs. In addition, it provides us with a good platform for future development," Kvist said in a news release."For Cermaq it is an advantage to have one main contractor.”
“BAADER is proud to deliver a high-tech and cutting-edge plant for slaughtering and processing of salmon,” added BAADER Managing Director Robert Focke regarding the Cermaq contract.
Innovative tools, all developed by BAADER, are planned to be installed in the facility, explained Vidar Breiteig, managing director of BAADER Norway.
“One should always be careful using big words, but in this case, one can truly say that this factory will be the world's best and most effective salmon processing plant, no doubt,” Breiteig said. "The finest quality will be pumped in from the cages. Our factory takes care of this quality better than any other salmon processing plant.”
Among the equipment BAADER will supply for the facility are processing lines, filleting solutions, controlling and packing technologies, and more. As the primary supplier for the project, BAADER will also be in charge of all subcontractors.
"We are responsible for the entire flow. From live fish entering the plant up to packing with the new high- speed packing grader from BAADER. All this happens in a factory with high-tech automation controlled by BAADER's own software B'Logic Processing Software which integrates CodeIT's unique labeling software system. This provides Cermaq with one single software platform for the entire factory. Cermaq will be the first company equipped according to the Industry 4.0 manufacturing facility standard,” said Focke, who helms BAADER’s worldwide fish processing business.
Leading animal welfare solutions, an important component for Cermaq, will be installed within the facility as well, according to the companies.
“The flow is controlled all the way from the holding pens via 'stun and bleed,' further to the gutting machines where the salmon is gutted, weighed and photographed for inside quality grading. All registered information then follows each individual fish and makes it traceable until it reaches the customer. BAADER's new "Speed feeder" ensures efficient distribution to each of the new BA144 gutting machines and up to our new packing grader with a capacity of up to 160 fish per minute. When the plant iscompleted in 2018, it will be an important showcase for BAADER,” Focke concluded.