Clearwater showcases energy recovery technology for Canadian Navy and Hyundai

BEDFORD, NS, May 18 /CNW/ - Representatives from the Canadian Navy and the President of Hyundai Heavy Industries visited Lunenburg, NS Friday for a demonstration of a new energy recovery technology. Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership ("Clearwater") has partnered with Richmond ON-based Thermalfrost Inc to commercialize the technology on Clearwater's offshore fishing vessels. The energy recovery technology will use waste heat harnessed from vessel engines to provide onboard freezing capacity while processing at sea.

The partnership between Thermalfrost and Clearwater, supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment to test and commercialize this new technology falls precisely in line with Clearwater's commitment to sustainability and technological investment. "When Thermalfrost told us that they had a way for us to use less fuel and divert waste energy from the engines to the freezers, we were excited to be part of the project," said Mike Pittman, VP of Fleet Operations.

The Naval Engineering Testing Establishment ("NETE") of the Canadian Navy and [Hyundai Heavy Industries] ("Hyundai"), the worlds largest shipbuilding company are also interested in the applicability of this technology. Upon arrival in Lunenburg, representatives from the NETE and Hyundai were welcomed by Clearwater, viewed the technology in operation and were treated to a luncheon of Clearwater FAS scallops onboard the Clearwater fishing vessel the Atlantic Guardian.

"With rising fuel prices and Clearwater's desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, everything we can do to be more efficient helps the environment and the bottom line," states Pittman. "We are every excited to see that others are as interested as we are to tackle these challenges."

About Clearwater

Clearwater is recognized for its consistent quality, wide diversity and reliable delivery of premium seafood, including scallops, lobster, clams, coldwater shrimp, crab and ground fish.

Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, people, technology, resource ownership and resource management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the global seafood market.

To view Clearwater's A Sustainable Future and further information visit www.clearwater.ca

Image with caption: "Representatives from Hyundai Heavy Industry and the Canadian Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE) during a visit to Clearwater's scallop fishing vessel the Atlantic Guardian. (L-R) Kyoung Oh Jung, Uttan Kim, Gyu-Tae Lee (Hyundai), Steve Donaldson (Thermalfrost), Si Soong (Interpreter), Jean Lavarque (NETE) and Insik Moon (Hyundai). (CNW Group/Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110518_C5650_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg

SOURCE Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership

For further information:

Mike Pittman, Vice-President, Fleet, Clearwater, (902) 634-8049

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