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Although fish meal processing generally follows the same principle, the process requirements vary from one area to another and from one plant to another. Freshness of the catch, type of fish, requirements for meal and oil quality and environmental issues dictate the need for individual plant solutions. We offer a full delivery programme to meet such challenges. Fish meal plants from Haarslev operate all over the world. Our delivery programme ranges from small land-based or ship-based units and up to the largest fish meal plants in the world. Our plants are known for maximum energy efficiency, reliability, safety and compliance with local environmental standards.
High-grade fish meal sells at high market prices because this type of meal has shown significant advantages in aquaculture and animal breeding. This is difficult to replace with proteins of other origin. Haarslev develops special cooking and drying equipment, which limits the exposure of the fish to high temperatures. The result is a better preservation of essential amino acids and that digestibility remains as high as possible. Our plant design focuses on optimum utilisation of both raw materials and energy.
Whether a plant is processing whole fish or fish by-products, the first step is the cooking process. Haarslev’ cookers are indirectly steam heated. After cooking, the fish passes through a strainer, and a large amount of liquid is drained off before the solid material proceeds to mechanical dewatering in the twin screw press.
The Fish Cooker SFC combines many years of experience in fish processing from the companies Atlas-Stord and Hetland and is now an integrated part of the product programme of Haarslev.
The Haarslev Twin Screw Press is used for pressing liquids from cooked fish or meat in a wet rendering process.
The Haarslev Disc Dryer is indirect steamheated and designed for continuous cooking or drying of animal by-products or fish. The rotor consists of a central pipe on which vertically arranged and parallel discs with double walls have been welded. This design results in a concentrated heating surface offering maximum evaporation capacity in a compact design.
The first Compact Fish Meal Plant was supplied in the early 60’s. More than 200 compact plants and almost another 100 pre- assembled fish meal plants of a continually improved design have given us the experience and know-how it takes to be the leading supplier within floating fish meal factories.
The Haarslev Unloading Pump is specially designed to unload medium and large vessels. The pump is designed to be suspended in a crane and lowered down into the fish holds.
The Haarslev Fish Unloading Plant is designed for draining and weighing fish direct from unloading system.