BAADER wins contract for Grieg’s new seafood centre

Andreas Kvame, CEO Grieg Seafood ASA (left) and Robert Focke, CEO Fish BAADER at SPG 2024, Barcelona

Seafood processing specialist BAADER has won a major contract to fit Grieg’s new seafood centre with a state-of-the-art filleting system.

The deal was announced today at the trade show Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Barcelona. BAADER will supply processing equipment for Grieg’s new plant at Gardermoen Airport near Oslo, which is due to be completed in the summer of 2025.

The BAADER delivery encompasses a complete processing line, from raw material reception to finished product packaging, featuring the BA581 Pro for maximum yield and the BA1860 for precise sorting.

Modulf Barstad of BAADER Norway said: “Being selected to supply equipment for such a benchmark project fills us with pride. The plant is destined to set a new standard for the salmon industry.”

He added: “Our partnership with Grieg Seafood has been intensive and constructive. We’ve leveraged our collective expertise and insights throughout every phase.”

From the ground up

Business Development Director at Grieg Seafood, Piotr C. Wingaard also commented: “Our factory is one of few salmon processing plants in Norway which have been built from the ground up. Therefore, it will be a state-of-the-art facility, something which we are very proud of”.

The factory will be equipped with fully automatic freezer for by-products and finished goods, guaranteeing 100% utilisation and top quality of all parts of the fish. BAADER will deliver both mechanical components and software for the entire order from Grieg Seafood.

Wingaard said: “We have worked closely with BAADER for a long time and have a very good knowledge of their equipment and technology. We recognized early on that BAADER has the best and most advanced equipment on the market. Nevertheless, it was almost more decisive that they could contribute to the design phase as well so we could create a factory with the best possible flow, and which utilises the area to the fullest.”

Grieg Seafood says it is charting a new course with a NOK 130m (£9.48m) investment in its Gardermoen facility, aiming to move closer to consumers by extending their value chain. This shift includes a transition from solely supplying raw materials to also delivering 25% of their products as finished goods, alongside a heightened emphasis on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles.

The strategy, according to Wingaard, involves reducing climate impact by substituting airfreighted whole fish with locally processed fillets.

How Grieg’s processing facility at Oslo Gardermoen airport will look


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