SPX FLOW to supply onboard processing plant for Antarctic sea krill harvest vessel

June 23, 2022
Processing solution will help Rimfrost more efficiently produce high-quality Omega-3 and protein product.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 21, 2022 (PRNewswire) — SPX FLOW, Inc., a leading provider of process solutions for the nutrition, health and industrial markets, has been selected by Norwegian-based Rimfrost to supply a new processing plant installed onboard a 120-meter-long oceangoing krill vessel that sustainably harvests and processes fresh krill for use in products such as Omega-3 krill oil and protein products.

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's patented process is unique with special hydrolysis methods onboard the krill harvest vessel, allowing the company to use up to 50% less krill biomass to create the same amount of krill products than other companies, thus making a more sustainable way to harvest krill for human consumption. The market for all krill products continues to grow.

"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."

About SPX FLOW, Inc.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., SPX FLOW, Inc. improves the world through innovative and sustainable solutions. The company's product offering is concentrated in process technologies that perform mixing, blending, fluid handling, separation, thermal heat transfer and other activities that are integral to processes performed across a wide variety of nutrition, health and industrial markets. To learn more about SPX FLOW's portfolio of solutions, visit SPX FLOW's website.

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