Record Delivery

A record-setting 12-tons of the refrigerant ammonia arrived in Walvis Bay by ISO container on Wednesday. The ammonia is the single biggest consignment ever to be shipped to Namibia and is needed to complete the 600 tons fish freezing facility of Seaflower Pelagic Processing (Pty) Ltd in the harbour town.

Once completed, the freezing plant will be the biggest facility of its kind in West Africa. Hence, many elements of its construction also record breakers in their own right.
The refrigeration component of the freezing plant is jointly constructed by Pam Refrigeration Walvis Bay, Amco Electric and Afritech Engineering. The design of the freezer plant was conducted Pam Refrigeration Norway.  Anhydrous Ammonia is the global industry standard refrigerant in fish production.
Seaflower Pelagic Processing, which is a joint venture between Seaflower and local investors, expects to come into production in the first quarter of 2019. Apart from the massive freezer plant, the company also boasts a 300 tons fishmeal plant and a 6-line cannery. Seaflower Pelagic Processing is situated on the premises in Ben Amathila Avenue of the former Etale Fishing.
The company only in its freezer plant expects to employ some 400 people. The cannery will for now only can horse mackerel, but is geared to handle any pelagic fish species.

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