Leinebris orders Carsoe onboard factory solution for new longliner

Published on
February 21, 2023
A planned vessel being built for Fosnav├ąg, Norway-based Leinebris.

Fosnavåg, Norway-based Leinebris has placed an order with Carsoe for an onboard seafood-processing factory for its new fishing vessel, which is scheduled to be delivered in 2025.

The vessel, which has not yet been named, will have combined fishing operations involving seine-netting, longlining, and gillnetting. It is being built at the Terson Shipyard in Turkey.

“With a complete factory deck designed for efficient and high-capacity production as well as an automated palletizing and handling section, the new Leinebris vessel will be a significant upgrade from its predecessor,” the company said.

This will be the first longliner equipped with an onboard factory by Aalborg, Denmark-based seafood processing equipment manufacturer Carsoe.

“It is a great pleasure to lead Carsoe into this new market,” Carsoe Sales Manager Trond Bjørnøy said in a press release. “With our product portfolio from catch to fresh frozen and finally palletized product, we are superior … when it comes to creating a strong and coherent solution.”

Bjørnøy touted Carsoe’s V16 high-capacity freezers “designed for space optimization and the automatic bottom unloading, [which] reduces manual labor and optimizes the production flow.”

“Carsoe is the global exclusive manufacturer of the unloading system for the V16 freezer. This means that the complete processing line is designed, built, and installed by Carsoe,” Bjørnøy said. “A highly automated and efficient factory design is standard in Carsoe designs and the new factory for longliner Leinebris is no exception. With a well-designed flow through the heading and gutting stations to the six V16 freezers, the catch is quickly and efficiently processed to maintain the high quality of the gently-caught catch. In addition to the Carsoe factory, onboard silage production and handling of byproducts ensure that all fish that come on board are fully utilized.”

Carsoe has landed several major contracts recently, including the fifth newbuild for Royal Greenland and a shrimp and crab factory for Ervik Havfiske, as well as contracts in North America.

The fresh frozen at sea (FAS) concept that ensures the absolute highest standard of quality and consistency. As fifth-generation fishermen their heritage goes back to 1898. Today they use this firsthand knowledge to serve customers all around the world with premium longline fish.

The new Leinebris vessel is being designed with the very best equipment and technology to ensure that the fish is treated in the best possible way, according to Leinebris Manager Paul Harald Leinebø and Leinebris Chairman Åge Uran.

“We aim to fish for the future and take care of the resources we have in the best possible way. So we have to both think new and build new. The sum of all the new investments means that we will reach the sustainability target by 2030 and limit our footprint on the sea.” Leinebø and Uran said in a joint statement.

Photo courtesy of Leinebris

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