Carsoe is supplying a complete processing solution for a new factory trawler Photo: CarsoeCarsoe is supplying a complete processing solution for a new factory trawler Photo: Carsoe

Qaleralik has chosen a Carsoe processing factory for its new factory trawler destined for the waters off Greenland.

The new trawler, due to replace an existing vessel in October 2022, is the last in a series of four. All four vessels are equipped with Carsoe factories and built at the Astilleros Murueta Shipyard in Bilbao. Of the first three vessels, two are owned by Royal Greenland. The third is owned by Ice Trawl.

The onboard factory is designed with three lines, one each for halibut, cod and shrimp. The shrimp line sorts and grades before continuing to the cooking line. The halibut are sorted and processed – J-cut, whole round, head and tales whilst the cod line ensures effective heading and gutting of the catch.

The three lines meet at the freezing section, where the processed catch is frozen before proceeding to automatic sorting and palletising in the packing section. Once palletised, the onboard elevators transport the catch to the cargo hold.

Two automatic plate freezers, two complete IQF freezing tunnels and four vertical freezers give a combined freezing capacity of 80 tonnes per 24 hours. All three types of freezers are designed, produced and installed by Carsoe to complete the turnkey factory solution from a single supplier.

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