Skjoldur continues: "with salmon prices high, it is more important than ever to ensure the maximum use of every kilo. A high level of automation is also critical for us, and this Filleting Machine can trim each fillet automatically."
Remote installation during the global lockdown
Marel service experts made full use of technology to bring together the right expertise and ensure a smooth installation at Oddi while counteracting the travel restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hampered the typical movement of Marel service staff during installations and maintenance.
A Marel expert in installing the MS2730 Filleting Machine, located in Stovring, Denmark, instructed a Marel service engineer in Iceland via tele- and videoconferencing so that they could jointly set up the machine.
Local salmon, local knowledge – global reach
The salmon processed at Oddi’s new facility will come from two salmon producers nearby: Arnarlax and Arctic Fish, both located in Iceland’s Westfjords. This proximity of the processing facility to the salmon breeding facilities ensures the best quality of the raw material, which is crucial for Oddi to retain its competitive edge in foreign markets.
At the factory, Oddi will make good use of local knowledge, with employees harboring half a century of experience in the production and sale of marine products.
First class salmon processing technology
Marel first introduced the MS 2730 Filleting Machine in 2012 and has continually enhanced its features and performance since then. The machine has proven itself around the world time and again. One of its most celebrated features now is that it combines the processes of salmon filleting and trimming, thereby ensuring better utilization than any other automatic filleting machines on the market.