Baader scores salmon processing contract with Norway’s Nils Williksen

Published on
April 18, 2018

Norwegian salmon supplier Nils Williksen has contracted with premium processing equipment developer BAADER to introduce state-of-the-art salmon slaughter solution technologies into its operations, a move that is expected to increase capacity exponentially, according to a recent announcement from the companies. 

Nils Williksen’s Rørvik, Norway-based plant is expected to be outfitted with Baader’s latest salmon slaughter innovation, Baader 101, as early as the beginning of 2019, the company said in its press release. The plant will be one of the first in Norway to incorporate the new technology, which offers an efficient “stun and bleed” system, into its processing operations.

"This project adds to several other deliveries of this type of new technology to Norwegian clients, and we at Baader are pleased about the good feedback we are getting with respect to this technology, such as from Nils Williksen AS," Baader Norway’s Kjell A. Lind-Olsen said. "The whole project at Williksen is based on the supply of a top modern salmon slaughter facility. Our ‘stun and bleed’ system Baader 101 is a crucial part of the delivery since the Baader 101 ensures stunning and bleedcutting before the salmon continues to Baader's spiral tanks for bleeding and cooling."

The gutting department at Nils Williksen’s Rørvik facility will also be receiving a series of cutting-edge processing innovations from Baader, including the Baader 1570 Speed-Feed System and Baader 144 gutting machines.

"We will also deliver the latest technology to the gutting department. There the Baader 1570 Speed-Feed System will automatically feed the new Baader 144 gutting machines. Every individual salmon is thoroughly examined with advanced camera technology to carefully monitor and to achieve maximum quality," Lind-Olsen said. 

The layout for the facility is intended to increase capacity while simultaneously decreasing manpower required in production, Baader said.

Nils Williksen has been in business since 1883, and currently specializes in providing quality farmed salmon grown in the waters off the Coast of Namda. 

Baader has been developing and providing seafood processing machinery innovations since 1919. The company’s focus is in offering safe food solutions, meaning all of its equipment considers and upholds animal welfare, traceability, worker welfare and safety, hygiene, product quality, and environmentally responsible production. The processing innovator will be exhibiting this year in Brussels, Belgium for Seafood Processing Global from 24 to 26 April at stands 4-5943 and 4-6047, in Hall 4. 

Photo courtesy of Baader

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