Vélfag has signed an agreement with the shipbuilder Westcon Yard AS in Norway to provide two UNO solutions on board in Bluewild's super trawler ECOFIVE. The machines are custom-made to their needs with pin bone removal, filleting, and skinning, and the first phase of the machinery will be delivered along with a heading machine at the end of summer 2023.
The vessel design is based on what the manufacturers have called the ECOFIVE concept, where sustainability, efficiency, and quality are of prime importance. New propeller technology, new trawl handling, ecological pumping of the catch, and innovative processing technology will revolutionize the trawler's profit margin and environmental footprint.
Uno is an all-in-one concept that replaces several machines and revolutionizes whitefish processing as it is known today. In 2024 the entire concept is expected to be ready, where gutted fish are going in at one and skinless, boneless fillets emerging from the other.
UNO one-solution processing includes a heading, filleting, pin bone removal, skinning, and quality control which evaluates whether the fillets need further trimming after the processing.Therefore, it either goes directly to packaging past the cosmetic line or further processing.
Placing all the elements in a single unit shortens the entire process and requires significantly less space than the standard arrangement of lining up several machines in a row. In addition, the energy requirement is lower, less water requirement, less manpower, and by solving the process with one solution, Vélfag removes the problems of conveyors from one section to the next.The outcome is the freshest product possible while respecting nature, which is an essential fit for ECOFIVE.
,, We consider Vélfag as a Company with ideas and products that match Our visions regarding future sustainably fishery activities. Our decision to purchase the UNO-machines will give us competitive advantages and the possibility to maintain or increase Our position.
We recognize Velfag as a first mover in developing fish factory equipment;
(A first mover is a company that gains a competitive advantage by being the first to bring a new product or service to the market. First movers typically establish strong brand recognition and customer loyalty.)“
CCO - BlueWild
Vélfag is very proud to have signed the agreement, and we look forward to the collaboration.
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