Monday, August 14, 2017

14/08/2017: BAADER chosen as main supplier for Cermaq’s new salmon plant

BAADER Managing Director Robert Focke is happy that Cermaq has chosen BAADER (Germany) as supplier for their new state-of-the-art salmon processing plant in Norway

"BAADER is proud to deliver a high-tech and cutting-edge plant for slaughtering and processing of salmon", says Mr Focke.
  

Knut Ellekjær (CEO Cermaq Norway) and Robert Focke (Managing Director Baader) together with the project team after successfully signing the contract.
Image credit: BAADER

Opening in 2nd quarter of 2018 In March this year construction works began at Cermaq's new salmon plant at Storskjæret in Norwegian Steigen. Baader has been chosen as the main supplier and contractor of the factory which will cover about 8,000 square meters.

The factory will be ready for start-up during the 2nd quarter of 2018. Atle Kvist, Project Manager at Cermaq Norway, says that totality was important for the company.

"Together with Baader, we came up with a good and comprehensive solution for the slaughterhouse that meets today's needs. In addition, it provides us with a good platform for future development", Mr Kvist states. "For Cermaq it is an advantage to have one main contractor."

The world’s best

"One should always be careful using big words but in this case one can truely say that this factory will be the world's best and most effective salmon processing plant, no doubt", says Vidar Breiteig, Managing Director of Baader Norway.

"The finest quality will be pumped in from the cages. Our factory takes care of this quality better than any other salmon processing plant", he says.

The new salmon plant will be packed with innovations, all of them engineered, designed, manufactured and installed by BAADER.

Such projects are commonly described as “wall-to-wall“-solutions, including all processing lines, filleting, controlling and packing ready for transport.

As main contractor, Baader also carries the responsibility for all subcontractors.

Main supplier
"We are responsible for the entire flow. From live fish entering the plant up to packing with the new high-speed packing grader from BAADER. All this happens in a factory with high-tech automation controlled by BAADER's own software B'Logic® Processing Software which integrates CodeIT's unique labeling software system. This provides Cermaq with one single software platform for the entire factory. Cermaq will be the first company equipped according to the Industry 4.0 manufacturing facility standard", says Robert Focke, responsible for BAADER’s worldwide fish processing business.

Cermaq supplies high-quality salmon with animal welfare being an important concern to the company. With BAADER, Cermaq has found the perfect solution to ensure both product quality and animal welfare as well as maximum cost-efficiency.

Unique system

"The flow is controlled all the way from the holding pens via "stun & bleed" further to the gutting machines where the salmon is gutted, weighed and photographed for inside quality grading. All registered information then follows each individual fish and makes it traceable until it reaches the customer.

BAADER's new "Speed feeder" ensures efficient distribution to each of the new BA144 gutting machines and up to our new packing grader with a capacity of up to 160 fish/minute. When the plant is completed in 2018 it will be an important showcase for BAADER", Mr Focke ends.


Visit the BAADER website, HERE.

Visit the Cermaq website, HERE.

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