MMC Refrigeration wins major contract
MMC Refrigeration at Vigra and Tromsoe have come through the eye of the needle in Russia, and won a major contract to deliver marine freezing plants, to four freezer-trawlers to Murmansk. The vessels are under construction at the shipyard JSC Leningrad “Pella”, located outside St. Petersburg. Murmanseld 2 is the owner of the new trawlers, the company said in its press release.
This is one of the first contracts on new fishing vessels in the Russian market, and is a very important contract for MMC. The contract value is close to NOK 100 million.
MMC, together with the shipping company, and the ship design company Cramaco in Tromsoe, has designed the efficient and environmental friendly marine freezing systems.
MMC in Tromsoe will deliver service and follow-up during new constructions of the vessels, and MMC at Vigra will design and deliver the marine freezing systems.
It is not easy to enter the Russian market. Long and good relations between ship-owner, ship consultant and MMC has been decisive to win this contract. This also confirms the quality of our products. We are very pleased and humbled to win this contract with 4 deliveries to one and the same customer, says Sales Manager Petter Kåre Grytten at MMC Refrigeration
The freezing plants to be delivered have the most efficient and environmental friendly design in the market. The solution ensures fast freezing in automatic vertical and horizontal freezers onboard the ships.
Here most systems are automated and they are designed for long and safe operation. The plants are delivered with customized automation systems that is accessible for remote control/service.
The first two deliveries of the freezing plants are scheduled for delivery first quarter of 2018 and the last two the first quarter 2019.
MMC First Process
MMC First Process is organized in three business areas, Fish Handling, Process and Refrigeration. Main office in Fosnavåg with branches in Vigra, Sjoeholt, Tromsoe and Haugesund.
MMC Refrigeration supplies and provides service for refrigeration and freezing plants for fishing, farming and onshore facilities. With main office in Vigra with branches in Tromsoe and Haugesund.