World’s largest processing plant for pelagics to be equipped with Skaginn 3X technology
The world’s largest processing plant for pelagic species will be equipped with processing technology from Skaginn 3X.
The Faroese company Vardin Pelagic, which is building the plant in Suduroy in the Faroe Islands, recently signed a contract with the Icelandic technology company to provide it with chilling, freezing, and food processing solutions.
Vardin Pelagic’s previous plant burned to the ground in June 2017. The company decided to rebuild, and it’s new plant will have an initial processing capacity of 1,300 tons per day, with the potential of upgrading to 1,700 tons per day once the factory is online. Vardin Pelagic CEO Bogi Jacobsen said the company’s goal is to be a “market leader in terms of quality and distribution” for pelagic species used for human consumption.
“We achieve our goal by controlling optimal fishing period and efficiency. In addition to that, we use unique pumping system to assure high quality and both vessels and production are equipped with the newest technology and human competence,” Jacobsen said in a press release. “It was our duty to look carefully into all options available and also listen to our customers and the Icelandic technique, provided by Skaginn 3X, was clearly the best option for us.”
The new plant will be provided with a “revolutionary complete solution for the pelagic industry with strong focus on environment, efficiency, and product quality,” Skaginn 3X CEO Ingólfur Árnason said in the release.
The contract is the largest in Skaginn 3X’s history and is among the largest ever by an Icelandic technology company, he said.
“It’s a valuable acknowledgment for the great team at Skaginn 3X that Vardin Pelagic has chosen our solution the second time and proves that our system is both innovative and reliable,” Árnason said.
In 2017, Skaginn 3X scored several other large contracts, including contributing technology to the Eskja pelagic plant in Iceland and providing France Pélagique with state-of-the-art on-board processing technology for its fleet.