Pelagic fish, such as Blue Whiting, Sand Lance, Norway Pout, Capelin and North Sea Herring arrive by boat and are pumped on land, where they are separated and weighed before being transported to storage tanks.
The fish are then pumped from the tanks to boilers, where they are heated to 85-90oC/185-194oF. Afterwards the fish mass is separated before being pressed to achieve a product with a low water-content. The pressed product is moved to a dryer where the water content is reduced from 45% to 7%. When the temperature is high enough, and the meal is dry enough, it is moved to a product cooler before grinding. After grinding, the fish meal is weighed and a proportionate amount of antioxidants are added, before being transported to a storage silo.
The liquid is put through a separator to extract the fish oil from any other liquids. The fish oil is heated further before moving through a final separator to reach a higher purity. The remaining liquid is concentrated in an evaporator. Water is removed through a combination of vacuum and heat, leaving a dry-material content of 25-35%. This is then transported to a dryer.
Condensed water from the evaporator is passed through a waste-water treatment facility where all of the emissions are checked to see that they fall within the permitted range, before being pumped out to a deep-sea line.
High quality, environmentally efficient fish oil.
High quality, environmentally efficient fish meal.
|Production capacity approx.||1250||tons raw material a day|
|Silopark with a capacity of||15000||tons fish meal in total|
|Tanks with a capacity of||3800||tons fish oil|
|Delivery of fish meal||90||tons per hour|
|Delivery of fish oil||180||tons per hour|