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
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