Cornish fishing harbours chose KTI Containerised Ice Plants20 December 2013
The British Marine Management Organisation is financing the new ice facilities at the Newlyn and Padstow fishing harbours. KTI is delivering two new “state of the art” Containerised Flake Ice Plant in Cornwall. The modern plants display all functions required by Cornish fishermen : Ice production, ice storage, delivery conveying, weighing, self-service remote monitoring and data acquisition.
KTI has supplied a unique cooling system for Padstow in collaboration with GT Refrigeration and food industry construction specialist ProjectLink.
The complete cooling system contains two 3.5 ton ice makers are installed in the 10 ft’ container and storage container of 30 ft’ instead of KTI’s standard 40 ft ’ ice storage container. The modification for ice storage has been done to accommodate required storage capacity in the minimum possible area.
These are standard shipping containers that have been customized and coated with special paint to withstand the coastal climate. The installed blower system solves many of the problems of transporting ice to the boats, it has a host of features, including a Wi-Fi link to the harbor office.
The concrete slab/quay was ready when the KTI Ice Palnt reached on site. Ten days after a complete ice plant with all ice production, ice storage, delivery conveying and weighing was erected. Fishermen never had ice loadings so easy ! They convinced their peers at nearby Newlyn harbour to opt for the same concept, but much bigger plant with pneumatic ice delivery right into the fishing vessels’ hulls. The whole system was installed and commissioned just in 3 days including the assembling of the galvanized stairways and platforms.
IntraFish - the leading global news provider in the fishery and seafood business has covered the story of KTI’s ice plant at Padstow in their weekly fishing industry publication “Fishing News”. We are really grateful to the team of Intrafish for this coverage.