SPX Flow to provide processing plant for Antarctic sea krill harvest vessel

Norway’s Rimfrost has selected SPX Flow Inc to supply a new processing plant for its new 120-metre-long krill vessel that sustainably harvests and processes fresh krill for use in products such as Omega-3 krill oil and protein products.

Antarctic Krill
Antarctic Krill - Image © IzzetNoyan - stock.adobe.com.

SPX Flow worked with Rimfrost to design the plant, supplied equipment and will supervise installation and commissioning onboard in Norway. The Rimfrost krill harvest vessel will include two processing lines from SPX Flow, both with krill reception, hydrolysis tanks, heating sections, separation sections and evaporators, all connected by SPX Flow’s Factory Expert automation solution.

“As partners for more than ten years, SPX Flow worked hard to listen to Rimfrost’s needs, while incorporating what we’ve learned on past projects together,” said Gerard Lang, SPX Flow’s vice president of Nutrition and Health Systems. “We’ve come to value our work together — from concept to innovation to completion — and are excited to take this next step together.”

“Rimfrost prides itself on the sustainability and traceability efforts we put into each and every krill harvest,” said Rimfrost project director Thore Veddegjerde. “The new vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to reduce the energy consumption and emissions. In addition, further processes are planned to reuse energy to reduce the carbon footprint. Working with SPX Flow has allowed us to ensure those values continue as we build a better way forward in this industry.”

Rimfrost is certified by or a member of several sustainability-focus organizations, including the Marine Stewardship Council, Friend of the Sea and  Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies. The fishery is regulated by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

The vessel will be completed at the Westcon yard in Norway.