Norwegian salmon farmer contracts with Skaginn 3X for new sub-chilling technology

Published on
January 14, 2020

Norwegian salmon farming firm Flakstadvåg Laks has contracted with Skaginn 3X to supply a new SUB-CHILLING system to the Senja-based company’s processing operations.

With the Skaginn 3X’s SUB-CHILLING technology, Flakstadvåg Laks will be able to cool salmon down to -1.2 degrees Celsius, guaranteeing longer shelf life and firmer fillets with less rigor, the companies said in a press release. The system eliminates the need to produce ice, meaning it is economically and environmentally conscious as well, according to Skaginn 3X.

Alongside the new SUB-CHILLING system, Skaginn 3X will also provide updating services to Flakstadvåg Laks relating to its existing bleeding tank. Additionally, the equipment provider said it will install a manual gutting line and conveyors for the salmon farmer.

Flakstadvåg Laks General Manager Roy Alapnes said the new installation and upgrades will put the company at the forefront when it comes to “maintaining the superior quality of the salmon they deliver to market.”

"We do this to ensure that our customers receive first-class quality salmon directly from our plant," Alapnes said.

Skaginn 3X has previously installed its SUB-CHILLING system in Grieg Seafood processing facilities in Norway and onboard Fisk Seafood's trawler, the Drangey. 

Photo courtesy of Flakstadvåg Laks

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