ACE nets deal with NI fishery authority


ACE Refrigeration has beaten off competition from across the UK to secure a contract with the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority.

The Glasgow based refrigeration and cold room specialist has secured the deal with the Authority, which has responsibility for the three fishery harbours of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie.

The family firm, which deals in brands such as Foster, Precision, Irinox and Hiber, will design, supply and install a new 10 tonne Geneglace ice flaker to cool and preserve fresh fishery products.

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The facility replaces an existing system that has become inefficient and also relies on R22-gas, which is being phased out due to new legislation.

As well as supplying a variety of ice generators to many clients in the seafood and fishing industry, ACE Refrigeration has also carried out major design and installation projects for cold rooms and freezer rooms, chilled production facilities and blast chillers and freezers.

Shane McKenzie, sales director of ACE Refrigeration, said: “With a very strong fishing and seafood market in Scotland ACE Refrigeration has become a key partner to many customers within this industry, understanding the delicate nature of fish and the speed to market that such refrigeration equipment has to support.”

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